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Dr Steffi Kirsper MP: Fighting the burka ban in Austria
Populist politicians around the world will go a long way to win votes. To the anguish of liberals, even politicians across the European Union have endorsed legislation that exploits, rather than assuages, the collective anxieties of voters - anxieties they have been recklessly nourished in the blinkered pursuit of power.
Freedom of Belief
Vlado Mirosevic MP: The Liberal project and freedom of religion in Chile
Being liberal entails a commitment to the right of each and every person to develop their life project in such a way that it allows them to achieve the greatest possible personal fulfillment, as long as in doing so one does not harm others. In contemporary Chilean society the conservative tradition is still very powerful and influential so putting our credo in to practice remains difficult – but Partido Liberal de Chile is up for that fight!
Freedom of Belief
LI joins forces with NDI at UNCSW to stamp out violence against women in politics
Teaming up with Madeleine Albright's National Democratic Institute (NDI - LI cooperating organisation), LI has NDI marked the two-year anniversary of the #NotTheCost campaign to end violence against women in politics, at a side-event on the fringes of the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York, raising the profile of this global cause.
LI and D66 lead freedom of belief debate across Dutch cities
“Radical Islamists are as Muslim as the KKK is Christian”, determined Hatim Beggar of Liberal International’s Mouvement Populaire (full member – Morocco) as two LI-D66 (full member – Netherlands) co-hosted events on freedom of belief concluded in the Netherlands in April.
Boris van der Ham
“An assault on an MP is an assault on democracy”, says LI’s Dzhevdet Chakarov MP as Macedonian Liberal leader attacked
LI treasurer Dr. Dzevdet Chakarov MP has insisted that the perpetrators of an attack against the leader of Liberal Democratic Party of Macedonia (LDP - LI full member), Milevski Goran MP, be brought to justice.
Dzevdet Chakarov
‘Only President Yavlinsky and Yabloko can deliver a Russia that is a strong, engaged player on the world stage’
As Russians prepare to head to the polls to elect a new president on Sunday 18th March, the bureau of Liberal International has urged voters to back Dr Grigory Yavlinsky, endorsing the liberal leader as Russia’s best hope for a free future.
Grigory Yavlinsky
LI HRC and D66 challenge African political leaders to advance freedom of belief
What can liberal politicians do to promote tolerance between religious groups and non-believers? This was the question posed by LI Human Rights Committee (LIHRC) member, Boris van der Ham, to the politicians and delegates who participated in a debate hosted by the LI HRC and Democrats 66 (D66, Netherlands - LI full-member) in Accra, Ghana on 4 March 2018 in the margin of the Africa Liberal Network’s (ALN – LI cooperating organisation) 14th General Assembly.
Guinea: LI Bureau urges CENI to publish results reflecting the free choice of the people
Liberal International (LI) has closely followed the organization of local elections in Guinea, held for the first time in more than a decade. The LI Bureau has issued the following statement.
Cellou Dalein Diallo
We must ‘stand up and speak out’ against human rights abuses, LI president of honour tells Geneva Summit
Gathering with freedom fighters from five continents in the capitol of human rights, Liberal International’s president of honour, Hans van Baalen MEP, took the stage at the opening of the LI co-hosted 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in Geneva, Switzerland this week for one of the largest annual gatherings of human rights defenders from around the world.
Geneva Summit
Human Rights Chair Löning: Spirit of Tahrir crushed as looming Egyptian election sees el-Sisi step-up repression
Harassment of Egyptian civil society and the throttling of political opponents of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is intensifying as the presidential elections next month draw closer.