The British International Studies Association is a legally constituted charity independent of Government. The Association was established to further its charitable purposes, which are for the public benefit. The Association is independent of all political parties and will not participate in any activity which furthers the interests of any political organisation or secures or opposes a change in the law for political purposes. No Trustee or employee of the British International Studies Association may in this capacity express political views or offer support for any political party, candidate or politician.
The Association reserves the right to organise and carry out campaigning activity, including bringing influence and pressure to bear on Government, Ministers, politicians and political parties, or to offer support for specific policies, if this serves its charitable purposes. In such circumstances the Association will always comply with charity law, civil and criminal laws and codes of conduct as they apply in addition to its fiduciary duties.