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Liberals rally in support of Cambodian opposition amid fears of further crackdowns
15/11/2017
From Liberal International headquarters in London the deputy leader of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP – LI full member), Mu Sochua MP addressed her 183,000 followers on Facebook on Wednesday 15 October, ahead of the highly controversial decision orchestrated by Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen, to outlaw the liberal opposition.
Cambodia
LI Bureau releases second statement on the political situation in Catalonia
15/11/2017
The bureau of Liberal International has issued a statement on the political situation in Catalonia in the aftermath of the 1st October referendum.
Catalonia
Johannesburg Declaration is liberals’ blueprint for better governance
09/11/2017
Liberal International member parties took bold steps to endorse a programme for better governance in the twenty-first century as LI’s 199th Executive Committee meeting convened in Johannesburg, South Africa between 27-29 October.
LI Human Rights Committee Holds Strategic Talks with South African Human Rights Commission
09/11/2017
As part of its on-going effort to reach out to external partners and relevant human rights institutions, Liberal International Human Rights Committee (LI HRC) held a series of strategic meetings with representatives of the South African Human Rights Commission in Johannesburg including SAHRC Chairperson Professor Bongani Christopher Majola.
Philippines political prisoner De Lima to receive LI’s top human rights award
31/10/2017
At its 199th Executive Committee meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa this week politicians from around the world voted to award Liberal International’s highest human rights honour – the Prize for Freedom – to imprisoned Philippines political prisoner, Senator Leila de Lima.
Leila De Lima
Promoting LGBT+ rights in Russia: The liberal view
13/10/2017
After Vladimir Putin came to power, the situation with human rights in Russia began to steadily deteriorate. Repressive laws were adopted, many independent media outlets were closed, political and human rights organisations found themselves subject to intense pressure, an administrative resource has been used in elections and voting results have often been falsified. Thousands of political prisoners are in prisons convicted for their participation in peaceful actions and commentaries in social networks. The authorities even resort to political murders of their opponents. Simultaneously, the ruling regime has been fueling hatred against the dissenting and LGBT+ with the help of television propaganda.
Bulletin
Liberal Party of Chile leads progress on LGBT+ rights
13/10/2017
On 28 August, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet presented a bill to modify an article of the Civil Code to allow and recognize same-sex marriage in the country. Currently article 102 of the Civil Code indicates that marriage is a solemn contract by which a man and a woman are united indissolubly and for life, with the purpose of living together, to procreate and to help each other.
Bulletin
Boost for women’s rights in MENA with establishment of INLW Morocco
13/10/2017
Last month the fight for gender equality took a big step forward as the International Network of Liberal Women (INLW) established a new chapter of its global network in Morocco.
INLW
Statement on the political situation in Catalonia
28/09/2017
The bureau of Liberal International has issued a statement on the political situation in Catalonia and the impending referendum scheduled for 1st October 2017.
LI ExCom registration open: Liberals to convene in DA-run Johannesburg to exchange better governance models
13/09/2017
Twelve months after the Democratic Alliance (DA) won some of South Africa’s most important cities in nationwide local elections, Liberal International is proud to announce that the global federation of liberal and democratic political parties will convene its 199th Executive Committee meeting in DA-governed Johannesburg – the largest city in South Africa and one of the wealthiest cities on the continent. The ExCom will be held in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) between 27-29th October 2017.
Governance