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Here’s how we celebrated our 70th anniversary year
12/12/2017
Liberal International (LI) has marked its 70th-anniversary year with 12 months of hard work and celebration to promote liberal values around the world. From the adoption of the Andorra Manifesto on liberalism in the twenty-first century to making international headlines fighting for freedom in The Philippines, South Africa, The UK, and beyond – and it would not have been possible without the support and generosity of you, our members. Here is a review of everything we have done together over the past year...
The future of the global justice: LI’s human rights committee convenes in The Hague
07/12/2017
Gathering for its 10th bi-annual meeting, members on the newly elected Liberal International Human Rights Committee (LI HRC), discussed strategies on advancing international justice and the rule of law in the very seat of the international legal system: the Hague, Netherlands.
ICC
Liberalism receives boost in Chile as PLC’s Mirosevic re-elected with country’s largest mandate
06/12/2017
With all votes counted, the leader of the Liberal Party of Chile (PLC - LI full member), Vlado Mirosevic, was re-elected to represent the northern region of Arica Parinacota in the Chilean congress last month – winning over 34% of the votes – becoming the most voted-for candidate in the Chilean Parliamentary elections of 2017.
Liberal Party of Chile
Uyghur activist Ilham Tohti to be awarded LI’s Prize for Freedom in The Hague
22/11/2017
Directors of the Ilham Tohti Initiative will receive Liberal International’s Prize for Freedom in recognition of the imprisoned Uyghur’s campaign of conciliation between Han Chinese and Muslim Uyghurs in China’s Xinjiang province, at a special ceremony to take place in The Hague, The Netherlands on 30th November.
China
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