LI News Issue 509



Congress deadlines approaching – make sure your party is heard

There are exactly 2 weeks remaining for member parties to submit policy resolutions, bureau nominations, and other essential political documents to be considered and voted upon at LI’s 70th anniversary congress in Andorra this May.

Liberals fight back for freedom at annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights

Bringing together human rights heroes from around the world, prominent liberal leaders demanded bolder efforts to secure international justice and freedom at the 9th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy which, co-hosted…

Fears for Liberal Senator’s safety after arrest warrant issued in Philippines

I am prepared to be the “first political prisoner of this regime” declared Senator Leila de Lima – a brave and outspoken critic of hard-line president Rodrigo Duterte – ahead of a court order to arrest the Liberal Party of the Philippines (LPP – LI full member) legislator…

LI Deputy President Helen Zille highlights Western Cape achievements in SOPA address

“After years of effort, by many partners, the Western Cape is beginning to reap the rewards” declared LI Deputy President and Premier of the Western Cape Helen Zille,  as she delivered the 9th State of the Province Address (SOPA) last week, highlighting the key…

Yavlinsky’s campaign for President of Russia picks up

The presidential hopeful of Yabloko (LI full member), Grigory Yavlinsky, has set his campaign for the key Russian elections in 2018 into full swing. He received a boost from a well-known opposition leader Vladimir Ryzhkov who, in a public statement, said: “Grigory Yavlinsky…

DA and ICC victory: South Africa’s ICC withdrawal is unconstitutional

Three weeks after the decision of the African Union to sanction the withdrawal of African states from the International Criminal Court (ICC), the North Gauteng High Court ruled – on the initiative of Democratic Alliance (LI full member) – that ANC-led government’s…

LI secretariat welcomes new intern Giulia Gambardella

Giulia Gambardella is the latest addition to the LI Secretariat team in London. Ccontributing to some of Liberal International’s most high profile events, Giulia will be spending the next six months with LI, while studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Goldsmiths University in London.

The next edition of LI News will follow on 3rd March 2017

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