LI News Issue 507

 

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LI launches 70th anniversary logo

2017 is the year that Liberal International celebrates its 70th birthday and the global federation will be marking the milestone with a special logo to be used during our events and throughout 2017.
LI VP Löning to entrepreneurs: fair open society essential for economic success

Markus Löning, LI Vice President on the Bureau and Chair of the Human Rights Committee, has characterised the recent “wave of anti-free-trade nationalism and the exclusion of immigrants” as a “threat to cohesion”. He…
LI HRC marks International Day of Zero Tolerance Against FGM
In video messages released for International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), LI HRC members Marina Schuster (FDP – LI full-member) and Phil Bennion (LIBG – LI full-member) have highlighted actions liberals around the world must undertake in order to eradicate this…
Cambodia joins list of growing autocracies in midst of “defamation” trial
In its most brazen attempt to disempower Cambodia’s Liberal opposition, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP – LI full member), the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has threatened to seize the CNRP’s headquarters and assets.
Ex-Catalan President Mas gets public support as he faces Spanish courts
More than 40.000 people were outside the court in Barcelona chanting “you are not alone”, “democracy is not a crime” and “independence” as Artur Mas, President of Catalonia (2010-2015) was put on trial by the Spanish state for “disobedience” and “perverting the course of…
Liberals pledge to work with the new President of Somalia
Under exceptional security measures, the members of the both houses of the Parliament of Somalia today elected the new president of the war-torn nation. In the second round of voting former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo defeated the incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to become the…
Boost for elections observation teams as Liberals strengthen ties with OSCE
Liberals from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (ALDE PACE) – the international organisation charged with upholding human rights standards in Europe and beyond – has strengthened relations with the Office for…
Russia must repeal domestic violence decriminalization, says HRC member Machua
Building on the growing international coalition against Russia’s recently introduced legislation decriminalising domestic violence, LI Human Rights Committee Member, Rosemary Machua, has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to repeal a law, reminding the Russian state of its…

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