LI News Issue 496


Last chance to register for EC and COP22 participation

Just two days remain to register for the 197th Executive Committee meeting of Liberal International in Marrakech, which will place climate change centre-stage of liberal policies for three days as delegates prepare to participate in the…

61st Liberal International Congress: Andorra, 18-21 May 2017

Judith Pallares MP, Member of the National Board of Liberals d’Andorra (PLA – LI full member), visited the LI Secretariat this week to personally deliver to LI Secretary General Emil Kirjas the invitation from the PLA…

LI supports ICC as Burundi, South Africa, and Gambia announce departure

Gambia has joined Burundi and South Africa in announcing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court this week. LI President Dr Juli Minoves reacted to these developments with renewed support for the UN-backed institution saying “we need more ICC not less ICC.” During his service as…

LI president briefs European liberals on US elections

Addressing a delegation of European liberals from the European Liberal Forum (ELF – LI cooperating organisation) led by former Minister of Justice, Anna-Maja Henriksson, of the Swedish People’s Party of Finland (SFP – LI full member) ahead of the third and final…

Liberal MPs join forces at IPU with a call to end violence against women in politics

Gathering liberal Members of Parliament (MPs) representing 13 countries during the 135th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), parliamentarians from Liberal International (LI) member parties have united in a call for action on the issue of stopping violence against women in politics.

Chilean liberals make new election breakthrough

A new round of elections in Chile on Sunday 23rd October provided a fresh opportunity for the Liberals to break through on the local level, just three years after the party was formed and saw its first member of parliament elected to the national congress, with Gerardo Espíndola Rojas…

Liberal senator calls for international intervention in the Philippines

Former Philippines’ Justice Secretary and now Senator, Leila de Lima (Liberal Party of Philippines – LI full-member), has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to intervene in her country amid a vicious ‘war on drugs’ that has seen almost 4,000…

DPP legislators launch push for same-sex marriage in Taiwan

Ahead of Taiwan’s 2016 LGBTI Pride, the biggest LGBT Pride in Asia which takes place tomorrow 29 October, scores of legislators from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP – LI full-member) have announced that they will support the right to same-sex marriage.

The next edition of LI News will follow on 4th November 2016

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