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Approved: Chile’s Liberals’ campaign to legalise euthanasia wins backing of parliamentary committee
13/08/2018
Having secured the support for a resolution on assisted dying at LI’s 200th executive committee meeting in Berlin last June, Tuesday 7th August marked a historic moment for Chile and a milestone for Chilean Liberals, as the Parliamentary Committee on Healthcare approved legislation of a bill on Euthanasia, presented by Liberal International Partido Liberal de Chile (LI full member). Leader of the PLC, Vlado Mirosevic MP, described the result as a “huge step forward for freedom in Chile.”
Chile
Sham elections in Cambodia – LI President, Juli Minoves’ Statement
01/08/2018
Liberal International has followed with great concern at the dismantlement of any semblance of democracy in Cambodia over the last 12 months which culminated yesterday with sham elections.
Cambodia
President Tsai endorses Andorra Liberal Manifesto at launch event in Taiwan
01/08/2018
Taiwan has hosted the first launch event in Asia to celebrate the publication of the Andorra Liberal Manifesto (ALM) in the 6 official languages of the United Nations.
Andorra
“The world is watching”, LI president reminds Duterte as Prize for Freedom awarded to Leila De Lima in Manila
31/07/2018
Senator Leila De Lima, imprisoned since February 2017 on fabricated charges, has been awarded the 2018 LI Prize for Freedom at a special ceremony in Manila, the Philippines.
LI HRC and Radikale Venstre launch a campaign to mark 70th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
24/07/2018
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Liberal International Human Rights Committee and Radikale Venstre (LI full-member), have initated a 6-months campaign which was officially launched at LI 200th Executive Committee meeting in Berlin, Germany.
LI HRC exchange best practices on democracy promotion at Stasi Archives Office
24/07/2018
From Europe to Asia, authoritarianism and illiberal governments are hitting headlines around the world today in ways not experienced for many decades. How do liberals respond? This was the questioned that members on Liberal International Human Rights Committee (LI HRC) tried to answer when  visiting the Federal Commission for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former German Democratic Republic. 
LI HRC debates the future of ethical and responsible business practices
23/07/2018
Meeting on the fringes of LI's 200th Executive Committee meeting in Berlin (Germany), Liberal International Human Rights Committee members debated the future of business and human rights.
LI president of honour Van Baalen will not seek third term in European Parliament
20/07/2018
After almost 10 years of service, LI president of honour and ALDE Party president, Hans van Baalen MEP, has taken the decision not to seek a third term in the European Parliament.
Hans van Baalen
Sir Graham Watson hits back at UK government’s Brexit plan
12/07/2018
The Battle of Brexit is about whether the British are indeed islanders, or merely the residents of a rock surrounded by water, writes LI Medal of Liberalism recipient, Sir Graham Watson.
Brexit
De Lima set to receive LI’s top human rights award this month
05/07/2018
A vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’ and a prisoner of conscience. Senator Leila de Lima was one of the first to be targeted by the hard-line Duterte government for her outspoken criticism of the president’s targeted campaign of violence, which has left thousands of mostly poor Filipinos dead. Imprisoned since February 2017, this month Liberal International will recognise her sacrifice with our highest human rights award, the Prize for Freedom.
Leila De Lima