LI News Issue 514

 

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70th-Anniversary Congress registration opens tomorrow – Saturday 1 April


Registration opens tomorrow, Saturday 1st April, for Liberal International’s 70th-anniversary congress which, with the adoption of a new manifesto, promises to be an historic coming together of Liberal political parties from around the…

MRF calls for stability and security after Bulgaria snap elections


Early elections in Bulgaria called by the right-wing GERB party of former Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, have seen LI full member Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) finish fourth, just 0.08% behind the extreme right-wing…

Liberals secure European Parliament support over Philippines as Duterte lashes out

The hard-line president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has reacted with characteristic fury at the European Parliament’s decision to adopt an urgency resolution of the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in the country, embodied by the arrest of government critic Senator…

LI HRC forms strategies to fight violence against women at ALN GA

As part of LI’s ongoing campaign to globalize the Istanbul Convention on Combatting and Preventing Violence against Women, the LI Human Rights Committee has held its first meeting on the fringes of an Africa Liberal Network (ALN, LI cooperating organisation) statutory event and taken the…

LI will continue to support freedom in Zanzibar and Tanzania

The Director of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of Tanzania’s Civic United Front (CUF – LI full member) and Member of Zanzibar’s House of Representatives, Ismail Jussa, met with Secretary General Emil Kirjas last week to discuss continuous clampdown democracy, human…

CALD convenes first Youth Academy in Hong Kong

“How can we say to any country in the world that it is not ready for democracy?  Who are we to say that?”, said Martin Lee, Founding Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong (DPHK) and Liberal International’s only Individual Member, as he addressed the Council of…

Carlos Alberto Montaner: Maduro’s regime deserves to be sanctioned

“Nicolás Maduro’s Chavist regime has undoubtedly violated all paragraphs of the Organisation of American States’ Interamerican Democratic Charter and deserves to be sanctioned, but suspending Venezuela from the organization is not much of a punishment and may come too late….

European leaders commemorate Hans-Dietrich Genscher at FNF event

Leading up to the first anniversary of his death, the German liberal foundation, FNF (LI cooperating organisation), convened an international symposium in Berlin this week to commemorate the grand liberal statesman, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, and ask what lessons can be learnt and applied to…

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