LI News Issue 498



LI EC at COP22 discussed opportunities for everyone and progress for all

“Our [liberal] philosophy is a moral philosophy, a philosophy of conservation,” said LI President Dr Juli Minoves at the special session on Climate Change, organised as part of the 197th LI Executive Committee at the UN COP22…
EC fringe meetings: battling populism; empowering women; fighting climate change

Gathering over 100 participants on the fringes of the UN Climate Change Summit, COP 22, the 197th LI Executive Committee meeting in Marrakech, Morocco provided a great platform for liberals to discuss a range of political issues in the…
African applicant parties set to boost ranks of LI membership
Africa is already the continent with the largest number of Liberal International member parties after Europe and that statistic could grow even higher with the upcoming 61st Congress in Andorra next May with endorsements from the 197th Executive Committee meeting in Marrakech, Morocco last week…
DP Thailand takes helm of Asian Liberals, CALD
With the participation of LI President Dr. Juli Minoves, the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD – LI cooperating organisation), convened its 11th General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand, where the Democrat Party (LI full member) took responsibility…
ALDE Party and LI back Macedonian LDP ahead of elections
“Liberal Democratic Party (LDP, LI full member) is important for our liberal family, an important party in the region and the regional liberal organization LIBSEEN, an important partner of the ALDE Party and an important element of global liberalism”, said Ilhan…
LI to award Prize for Freedom to Raif Badawi in Brussels
On the fringes of this year’s annual Human Rights Committee meeting in the European Parliament, Liberal International will bestow its highest human rights award, the Prize for Freedom, to the jailed Saudi liberal blogger Raif Badawi.
Russia is the latest country to announce resignation from ICC
Russia has become the latest country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the past month, with an announcement coming just weeks after an exodus of African nations including Burundi, Gambia and South Africa, and amid speculation that other nations are considering following…
Trudeau announces Special Advisor for LGBTQ2 issues
Advancing liberal values and human rights across Canada, Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC – LI full-member), Justin Trudeau, announced the appointment of Randy Boissonnault MP as the Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues this week, a new position created to…

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