Liberty is both a non-profit company that employs staff and runs campaigns, and a democratically-run membership association.

We also work closely with a charity called the Civil Liberties Trust.


Liberty office

Liberty employs staff and benefits from the support and dedication of our committed volunteers.

The work of the office is split into seven broad areas:

  • Policy
  • Legal
  • Media
  • Advice and Information
  • Development
  • Operations 
  • Campaigns

Each team contributes to Liberty’s campaigning objectives. Find out more about our work.


Liberty Executive Committee

From its members, the Council elects an Executive Committee, which meets at least eight times a year. It is responsible for the strategic direction, financial and other governance of Liberty. In addition, the Executive Committee appoints a Treasurer each year at their first meeting following Liberty’s Annual General Meeting.

See a list of Liberty's current Executive Committee (PDF)


Policy Council

Liberty’s Policy Council has 30 members elected by the membership. Each Council member serves for 2 years, and half come up for election each year. They take their seats after Liberty’s Annual General Meeting. The Council meets three times a year to debate Liberty policy in between Annual General Meeting debates. Liberty’s Treasurer is also a member of the Council.


Members' Conference & Annual General Meeting 2015

Liberty’s 2015 Members’ Conference & AGM took place on 25 April 2015 at Manchester University.


Previous AGM resolutions and Council elections

The AGM is an opportunity for Liberty members to debate key issues in relation to Liberty’s policy agenda, and to shape our priorities in the year ahead.

Liberty Constitution, amended 2007 (PDF)


The Civil Liberties Trust

Liberty works closely with the Civil Liberties Trust (CLT), a registered charity. The CLT has no staff, but commissions Liberty to conduct charitable work such as providing public advice and information.

It is important that the CLT exists as the division between the two organisations enables us to pursue all the work necessary to protect and promote civil liberties and human rights, including, crucially, our political campaigning.