LI News Issue 501



LI awards 2016 Prize for Freedom to Raif Badawi

In the presence of special guests from four regions of the world, Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi liberal blogger Raif Badawi and President of the Raif Badawi Foundation, has been presented with the 2016 LI Prize for Freedom on behalf…
Liberals seek answers in debates on radicalization and freedom of belief

Gathering a diverse set of Liberal International Human Rights Committee (LIHRC) members, liberal politicians and representatives from across the civil society sector in Brussels this week, the LI Human Rights Committee met for the…
FNF European Future Conference: We need to take away the fear of freedom
German Federal President Joachim Gauck quoted one of the most influential [liberal] thinkers of his generation, Ralf Dahrendorf, who in a “prophetic speech” in 1997 warned that globalisation might “produce more authoritarian than liberal constitutions.” This is the challenge which the…
Liberals to mark International Human Rights Day
Liberal International reflects on the events of the past 12 months which have promoted and advanced human rights internationally, as the international liberal community prepares to celebrate international Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December.
Senior Philippine Liberals shocked at dictator’s state honour
The rushed and controversial re-burial of former Philippines’ dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, at the Heroes Cemetery late last month, has prompted widespread shock and outrage among Filipinos with Vice President of the Philippines, Leni Robredo (Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP) – LI…
LI announces the establishment of African Human Rights Award
In recognition individuals or organisations that advance liberal-democratic values and human rights in Africa, Liberal International is pleased to announce the establishment of an annual Africa Human Rights Award, with the support of the president of the republic of Ivory Coast, Alassane…
DA launches bid to block South Africa’s withdrawal from ICC
The Democratic Alliance (LI full member) has appealed to a provincial high court in a bid to fight the decision of Jacob Zuma’s ANC to remove South Africa from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
EU takes step forward on Georgia visafree travel
Agreement on a proposal that sets out a path to visa-free travel between Georgia and the European Union has been reached by the European Council  and the Parliament this week. The issue was championed by LI full member, Republican Party of Georgia, during Liberal International’s 196th…

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