Liberty (advocacy group)

British civil liberties campaign group

Liberty (known as the National Council for Civil Liberties or NCCL until 1989)[1] is a advocacy group promoting human rights and protecting civil liberties through the law, legislature and wider society.[2] It is based in the United Kingdom.

The National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL)
MottoTo protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone
Formation22 February 1934; 90 years ago (1934-02-22)
Legal statusTrust
PurposeHuman rights
HeadquartersLondon, England
Martha Spurrier

The NCCL was founded in 1934 by Ronald Kidd and Sylvia Crowther-Smith (later Scaffardi).[2]

Liberty announced Martha Spurrier as its new director on 31 March 2016.[3]


  1. Liberty – Constitution and Rules Archived 27 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine | As amended by the AGM 19 May 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 Liberty | Entry in the Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organisations
  3. Bowcott, Owen (31 March 2016). "Liberty names barrister Martha Spurrier as new director". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.