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Liberal International Human Rights Work. Presented by Tamara Dancheva Human Rights Officer of Liberal International. Introduction to Liberal International. LI is the oldest political international organisation (founded in 1947) All important liberal parties in the world are LI members

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liberal international human rights work

Liberal International Human Rights Work

Presented by Tamara Dancheva

Human Rights Officer of Liberal International

introduction to liberal international
Introduction to Liberal International

LI is the oldest political international organisation (founded in 1947)

All important liberal parties in the world are LImembers

The only political international working on Human Rights Issues

what resources can li offer
What Resources Can LI Offer?

Largest International Network of Liberals

Access to International Institutions

Recently Reinvigorated Human Rights Committee

core li activities in 2012 2013
Core LI Activities in 2012/2013

Statutory Events

189th Executive Committee Meeting Barcelona, Spain

58th Congress Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

190th Executive Committee Meeting, Beirut, Lebanon

Non-Statutory Liberal Gatherings

UN Climate Change Conference, Doha, Qatar

National Democratic Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina

Member-Specific Side Events

Public Dialogue with Helen Zille, leader of the DA

Public Dialogue with Sergei Mitrokhin, leader of Yabloko

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Written Statement on the Intensification of Repression Against Human Rights Defenders and In Particular Democracy Activists Around the World

Oral Intervention on the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

LI Delegation to UNHRC featuring LI Members participation (Sam Rainsy Party, SILC, IFLRY, Centerpartiet)

19th Session, March 2012

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Written and Oral Statement on the Universal Abolition of the Death Penalty

20th Session (June 2012)

  • Written Statement on the Intensification of Human Rights Violations in the Republic of Belarus

21st Session (September 2012)

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22nd Session (March 2013)

  • Written Statement on the Increased Recruitment of Children in Armed Conflicts Around the World
  • Written Statement on the Repression of Human Rights Defenders and Democracy Activists in Cuba
  • Oral Statement on the Repression of Human Rights Defenders and Democracy Activists in Cuba
united nations human rights committee
United Nations Human Rights Committee

Forms of Engagement

Written Comments on articles of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Formal and Informal Oral Briefings

UN Commission on the Status of Women

  • LI Cooperating OrganisationINLW has been active since 2005
  • Joint Statement between LI and INLW on preventing and eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls
li human rights committee
LI Human Rights Committee

Network of Liberal Parliamentarians working on Human Rights issues

Clearly defined 3 year roadmap reflecting on the needs of LI members

Prominent LI HRC Members

what is the added value for li members
What is the added value for LI Members?

Raise political issues of national importance at the UN by using LI as a platform (examples: Sam Rainsy Party, Union Liberal Cubana, etc.)

Participate in the improvement of the language of various international treaties affecting members’ work directly (Example: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights)

Organize side events at UNHRC Headquarters

what do we want from our members
What do we want from our members?

To inform us on how we can advance their respective political agendas

To be active in LI activities and LI HR Committee

To be active online (Facebook, Twitter etc.)