LI News Issue 504



Final tickets for Verhofstadt Brexit lecture in London

With tensions raised after UK prime minister Theresa May set out her controversial plan for the United Kingdom ‘s departure from the European Union, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator for Brexit and leader of the ALDE Group…

Parliamentary group of Centerpartiet inspired after London visit

“As liberals we need to stand up for an open, tolerant society and against the aggressive nationalistic and pessimistic forces that are now growing. We can turn worries to hope and dissatisfaction to determination,” concluded Annie…

President Tsai completes diplomatic tour with visit to Twitter headquarters

Returning from a round of diplomatic meetings in Latin America, President Tsai Ing-wen (DDP Taiwan – LI full member) met with social media giant Twitter at their US offices in San Francisco this week.

Maimane committed to two-state solution amid visit to Israel and Palestine

Leader of the Democratic Alliance (LI full member), Mmusi Maimane MP, visited Israel and the Palestinian Territories last week to listen and learn about the conflict first hand and to discuss how South Africa should be playing a more constructive role in bringing the parties together for…

Lessons on countering-radicalisation: 7th Human Rights Bulletin released

Experts have shared their solutions to some of the challenges governments around the world face in countering radicalisation and extremism and advancing liberty, with the release this week of the 7th Liberal International Human Rights Bulletin. The Bulletin focuses on one the LI…

“Everyone in Cuba is a political fugitive” says Cuba’s Montaner

Prominent Cuban writer, journalist and politician, Carlos Alberto Montaner, has voiced criticism over President Obama’s decision to end the policy of allowing Cubans who enter the United States to pursue residency a year later. While Mr Obama claimed there has been an accord with the…

LI to co-host largest gathering of human rights heroes

For a fourth consecutive year, Liberal International (LI) is to co-host the largest gathering of human rights heroes and activists on the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main session in Geneva, Switzerland.

The next edition of LI News will follow on 27th January 2017

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