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INLW elects first president from Asia
Jayanthi Balaguru has been elected as the new president of the International Network of Liberal Women (INLW – LI full member) during the global liberal women’s general meeting in the margin of Liberal International’s 62nd congress in Dakar, Senegal.
The global liberal family mourns the passing of patron Barthold C. Witte
It is with sadness that the global liberal family receives the news that one of its patrons, Barthold C. Witte (FDP - Germany), has passed away at the age of 91 after a long illness.
Barthold Witte
Liberals in Asia face renewed threat as China piles pressure on Hong Kong and Taiwan
In the thirtieth anniversary year of the ‘tank man’ protest in Beijing – an event that followed the violent suppression of protesters demanding greater freedoms in Tiananmen Square – China has started 2019 by raising tensions and threatening its neighbours.
Hong Kong
Venezuela’s democratic opposition leader to receive 2019 LI prize for freedom
The global liberal family has unanimously elected Venezuelan democracy leader Maria Corina Machado to receive its highest human rights award – the Prize for Freedom in 2019.
Maria Corina Machado
LI president insists cultural diplomacy can alleviate liberals’ challenges in twenty first century
President of Liberal International, Hakima el Haité, has addressed the Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin today highlighting that, today, cultural diplomacy is the perfect tool for liberals to spread values of tolerance while countering tendencies towards populism.
Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
Global Liberal family elects Hakima El Haite – LI’s first president from Africa
Having paid tribute to the outgoing president, Dr Juli Minoves, Hakima el Haité was unanimously elected the 14th president by congress delegates amid the presence and participation of the presidents of Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, and Gambia.
Hakima el Haite
A fight for dignity: Human rights and medically assisted dying
As more countries embark on delicate debates surrounding medically assisted dying, they have a duty to consider their national rights’ charters but also the liberal values set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Growing numbers of people are considering whether it is principled for governments to forbid competent adults from dying with dignity. Our answer is that it is not.
Anthony Housefather
LI bureau condemns ‘cowards’ who shot at LI vice president’s car during demonstration in Guinea
The car carrying Cellou Dalein Diallo, a vice president on the Liberal International bureau and former prime minister of Guinea, was shot at today as the African liberal was travelling to attend a demonstration in protest at the 2018 local election results in the west African country.
Liberal International & NDI partner to strengthen the role of women in political parties
For nearly two decades, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) has had official standing with Liberal International (LI), the global association of like-minded political parties. Now, LI is working on the ground in Washington DC to deliver a project that will give women a more prominent voice in the structure of political parties.
National Democratic Institute
LI Secretary-General promotes liberal blueprint for progress to India and Sri Lanka
The Andorra Liberal Manifesto – LI’s blueprint for liberalism in the twenty-first century – has reached India and Sri Lanka as LI secretary general, Gordon Mackay, holds meetings with liberals in the South Asian countries.
Dudley Senanayake