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Final tickets for Verhofstadt Brexit lecture in London
Thursday 19 January 2017 17:01
With tensions raised after UK prime minister Theresa May set out her controversial plan for the United Kingdom ‘s departure from the European Union, the European Parliament’s chief negotiator for Brexit and leader of the ALDE Group (LI full member), Guy Verhofstadt, is set to take questions on the future of Europe at Liberal International’s 2017 Isaiah Berlin Lecture at Chatham House at the end of January.

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Lessons on countering-radicalisation: 7th Human Rights Bulletin released
Thursday 19 January 2017 15:01

Experts have shared their solutions to some of the challenges governments around the world face in countering radicalisation and extremism and advancing liberty, with the release this week of the 7th Liberal International Human Rights BulletinThe Bulletin focuses on one the LI Human Rights Committee's core priorities of securing and promoting equal rights both for the religious and non-religious peoples. 

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Parliamentary group of Centerpartiet inspired after London visit
Thursday 19 January 2017 13:01
“As liberals we need to stand up for an open, tolerant society and against the aggressive nationalistic and pessimistic forces that are now growing. We can turn worries to hope and dissatisfaction to determination,” concluded Annie Lööf, President of Centre Party (Sweden - LI full member) after leading the party's parliamentary group on a visit to London.

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LI to co-host largest gathering of human rights heroes
Thursday 19 January 2017 11:01

For a fourth consecutive year, Liberal International (LI) is to co-host the largest gathering of human rights heroes and activists on the eve of the United Nations Human Rights Council's main session in Geneva, Switzerland.

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EP Brexit Chief to deliver 2017 Isaiah Berlin Lecture in London
Friday 13 January 2017 12:01
The European Parliament’s chief negotiator for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, Guy Verhofstadt MEP, will deliver Liberal International’s 2017 Isaiah Berlin Lecture at the world-renowned think tank, Chatham House, this month.

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21st Century Parties: adapting to changing realities
Friday 13 January 2017 11:01
Political parties must regularly adapt and continuously answer the challenges that new political and technological contexts present. In this context, the National Democratic Institute (LI Cooperating Organisation) launched in 2016 a 21st Century Parties Initiative on party renewal. On 10 January, NDI organised a conference bringing politicians and experts to further the conversation about how parties would keep up with changing citizen demands.

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LI Secretariat closes for festive break - a recap of 2016
Thursday 15 December 2016 15:12

2016 has been a busy and challenging year for liberals worldwide. From confronting the realities of Russian annexation in Georgia to participating in the global climate change summit COP22, we would like to thank everyone who has made the year such a brilliant success and contributed to advancing the cause of liberalism around the world.

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President of Honour Lord Alderdice presented with Global Thinkers Award
Thursday 15 December 2016 14:12

LI President of Honour, Lord John Alderdice (Liberal Democrats, UK - LI full member), has been presented with the 2016 Global Thinkers Forum Award for his international efforts in promoting peace and collaboration.

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LI condemns Malaysian court's politically motivated rejection of Anwar Ibrahim's final appeal
Wednesday 14 December 2016 18:12
The former leader of the multi-ethnic People’s Justice Party (PKR Malaysia – LI full member), Anwar Ibrahim, has seen his final appeal for freedom rejected by a court in Malaysia and will be forced to serve out the final 16 months of his politically motivated sentence of sodomy, barring him from contesting the 2018 national elections.

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Elections see LDP and opposition end the authoritarian rule in Macedonia
Wednesday 14 December 2016 18:12
The early elections in Macedonia have seen an overall victory for the opposition political parties, which pledged during their campaigns to end years of rule by the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party. Liberalno-demokratska partija (LDP), LI full member, returns to the Macedonian parliament with 2-3 seats, as part of the broad coalition led by the Social Democrats (SDSM).

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FNF European Future Conference: We need to take away the fear of freedom
Friday 9 December 2016 11:12
German Federal President Joachim Gauck quoted one of the most influential [liberal] thinkers of his generation, Ralf Dahrendorf, who in a "prophetic speech" in 1997 warned that globalisation might "produce more authoritarian than liberal constitutions.” This is the challenge which the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (LI cooperating organisation) aimed to answer with the "Re-Shaping Europe" European Future Conference in Berlin this week.

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DA launches bid to block South Africa's withdrawal from ICC
Friday 9 December 2016 10:12
The Democratic Alliance (LI full member) has appealed to a provincial high court in a bid to fight the decision of Jacob Zuma’s ANC to remove South Africa from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Liberals seek answers in debates on radicalization and freedom of belief
Friday 9 December 2016 10:12

Gathering a diverse set of Liberal International Human Rights Committee (LIHRC) members, liberal politicians and representatives from across the civil society sector in Brussels this week, the LI Human Rights Committee met for the second time this year to discuss freedom of belief in an era of radicalization.

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Liberals to mark International Human Rights Day
Thursday 8 December 2016 19:12

Liberal International reflects on the events of the past 12 months which have promoted and advanced human rights internationally, as the international liberal community prepares to celebrate international Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December. 

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LI awards 2016 Prize for Freedom to Raif Badawi
Thursday 8 December 2016 17:12

In the presence of special guests from four regions of the world, Ensaf Haidar, wife of jailed Saudi liberal blogger Raif Badawi and President of the Raif Badawi Foundation, has been presented with the 2016 LI Prize for Freedom on behalf of her husband at a special ceremony at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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LI announces the establishment of African Human Rights Award
Thursday 8 December 2016 17:12
In recognition individuals or organisations that advance liberal-democratic values and human rights in Africa, Liberal International is pleased to announce the establishment of an annual Africa Human Rights Award, with the support of the president of the republic of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, leader of LI full member Rassemblement des Républicains (RDR).

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LI VP Hakima El Haite awarded Legion of Honour in France
Friday 2 December 2016 12:12

LI Vice-President on the Bureau and Minister of the Environment of Morocco, Hakima El Haite (Mouvement Populaire - LI full member), has been awarded France's Legion of Honour: the highest honour for civilian merits.

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'Human dignity before economic freedom' VP Loening tells ENF in Philippines
Friday 2 December 2016 10:12

Delivering the keynote speech of the Economic Freedom Network Asia (ENF) Conference in Manila, The Philippines, LI Vice-President and Chairman of LI's Human Rights Committee, Markus Loening, has called for prioritising human dignity before economic freedom.

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Future Movement rallies forces at massive conference
Wednesday 30 November 2016 13:11

LI full member in Lebanon – Future Movementgathered over 2,400 delegates and 400 observers last weekend for its national conference, where future priorities and policies were discussed. A two-day general assembly rallied supporters from around the country, including re-elected Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri as head of the party and Ahmad Hariri as Secretary General. 


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LI President meets with Mexico's former foreign minister days after Trump victory
Thursday 24 November 2016 12:11
Just days after the announcement that Donald Trump had won the United States’ presidential election, LI president Dr. Juli Minoves met with his former colleague as Foreign Minister, the Mexican Statesman Luis Ernesto Derbez, in California USA.

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Raif Badawi to be awarded LI Prize for Freedom in European Parliament ceremony
Thursday 24 November 2016 11:11
On 6 December 2016, the Chair of LI's Human Rights Committee  and Germany's former Federal Commissioner for Human Rights, Markus Löning, will present Liberal International’s Prize for Freedom to the wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has become a global icon of the right to free expression following his incarceration in a Saudi prison in 2012.

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ALDE Group champions LI work on ending violence against women and girls
Thursday 24 November 2016 11:11

Elevating LI's call about the need for universal adoption of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combatting violence against women (Istanbul Convention), the ALDE Group in the European Parliament (LI full-member), has announced that it will call on all individual European Union (EU) member states and the EU itself to ratify the Convention.

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Global community affirms commitment to Paris Accord at COP22
Wednesday 23 November 2016 17:11
Minister of Environment for Morocco and LI Vice President, Hakima El Haite, has spoken with optimism at the success of  the 22nd session of the United Nations Climate Change Summit, known as COP22, which ended this week in Marrakesh, Morocco, as the international community affirmed its dedication to preserving the legacy of the global climate change accord signed in Paris last year. 

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LI PoH Alderdice recognised for excellence in promoting peace and collaboration
Wednesday 23 November 2016 17:11
LI President of Honour Lord John Alderdice has been in Beirut this week addressing a special event of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Arab Network for Tolerance. During the event he encouraged parliamentary leadership “to build tolerance in the Arab world.”

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UN GA confirms independent expert on LGBTI rights
Wednesday 23 November 2016 16:11
After a vote this week, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly confirmed a special UN Independent Expert on the Protection Against Violence and Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). LI's Human Rights Committee earlier welcomed the appointment of the Independent Expert by the UN Human Rights Council.

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ALDE Party and LI back Macedonian LDP ahead of elections
Friday 18 November 2016 11:11

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP, LI full member) is important for our liberal family, an important party in the region and the regional liberal organization LIBSEEN, an important partner of the ALDE Party and an important element of global liberalism”, said Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP, Vice president of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party) and member of LI Human Rights Committee at the meeting with the LDP leadership in Skopje. 


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EC fringe meetings: battling populism; empowering women; fighting climate change
Friday 18 November 2016 11:11
Gathering over 100 participants on the fringes of the UN Climate Change Summit, COP 22, the 197th LI Executive Committee meeting in Marrakech, Morocco provided a great platform for liberals to discuss a range of political issues in the MENA region and beyond. 

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African applicant parties set to boost ranks of LI membership
Thursday 17 November 2016 17:11
Africa is already the continent with the largest number of Liberal International member parties after Europe and that statistic could grow even higher with the upcoming 61st Congress in Andorra next May with endorsements from the 197th Executive Committee meeting in Marrakech, Morocco last week for five new African member parties.

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LI EC at COP22 discussed opportunities for everyone and progress for all
Thursday 17 November 2016 17:11

"Our [liberal] philosophy is a moral philosophy, a philosophy of conservation," said LI President Dr Juli Minoves at the special session on Climate Change, organised as part of the 197th LI Executive Committee at the UN COP22 venue in Marrakech. Assembled upon the invitation of LI Vice President and Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima el Haite, LI delegates agreed that “innovation, opportunity, and passion are key ingredients to fight the climate challenges facing future generations.”


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LI to award Prize for Freedom to Raif Badawi in Brussels
Thursday 17 November 2016 17:11

On the fringes of this year's annual Human Rights Committee meeting in the European Parliament, Liberal International will bestow its highest human rights award, the Prize for Freedom, to the jailed Saudi liberal blogger Raif Badawi.


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