Liberty, also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties, was founded in 1934. We are a cross-party, non-party membership organisation at the heart of the movement for fundamental rights and freedoms in the UK.
Liberty’s lack of political affiliation means that we are able to work with politicians from across the political spectrum on the issues that are of concern to us and our members.
We promote the values of individual human dignity, equal treatment and fairness as the foundations of a democratic society.
Liberty campaigns to protect basic rights and freedoms through a combination of public campaigning, test case litigation, parliamentary work, policy analysis and the provision of free advice and information.
From opposing the extension of pre-charge detention for terrorism suspects to supporting same-sex marriage, challenging the military’s failure to investigate allegations of sexual and other abuse to opposing blanket surveillance, Liberty’s story is one of hard-fought battles against those in power.