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WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF THE LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL BRITISH GROUP

MESSAGE FROM ADRIAN HYYRYLAINEN-TRETT, CHAIR OF LIBERAL INTERNATIONAL BRITISH GROUP

Adrian head and shouldersIt's a great honour to be elected to Liberal International British Group Chair in July 2018, and I intend to promote the core liberal values which distinguish our parties around the world.

We work closely with our liberal sister parties as the British Group Representative within the family of liberal parties. Whilst we seem to have turmoil and change around the world, our liberal principles of human rights freedom, living in a democratic world of economic and social justice will take precedence and we will continue to fight for those values and views consistently.

Owing to my area of knowledge and expertise not only within Liberal International but elsewhere recognition of diversity, inclusion and intersectionality will be at the core of events, forums and meetings bringing together people from different backgrounds, ethnic minorities, sexualities, genders and gender identities, disabilities and ages in provoking open, transparent but significant debate which is happening on all those issues across the world at this moment in time. It is a core element in my mind which makes a liberal, and something we need to encourage around the world.

You can follow our work via this website, but also on social media @LibIntBg where you can guarantee our executive will be tweeting regularly on international issues, events, and meetings of informative discussion and debate.

Recent updates

  • Event: Jun 24, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

    A chance to meet senior Liberal Democrats and members of the London diplomatic corps at an informal reception.

    Please note LIBG supports this event but no longer organises it and cannot deal with bookings or entry requirements.

    All enquries should be directed to the National Liberal Club:

    http://www.nlc.org.uk/club/events?page=2

  • Event: Apr 2, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

    Speaker: Professor Paul Reynolds, LIBG executive. Others to be announced.

    The meeting will discuss:

    * The extent and strength of evidence for the suppression of the Islamic faith in Xinjiang, and for the mass internment camps, against a background of Chinese communist party claims to full freedom of religious belief - plus the use of its international economic leverage and appeals to 'solidarity against terrorism', to diminish international concerns
    * The motives of the Chinese state under Xi Jinping, especially the relationship of Xinjiang to the Belt and Road Initiative, and the role of Xinjiang in the communist party's 'legitimising' historial narratives
    * The range of views in the Uyghur communities in and outside Xinjiang on the paths away from the oppression, and the long term future for Xinjiang Province
    * The extent of realistic measures that can be taken by the international community to stop the oppression and unwarranted incarceration, including inter alia action under international and domestic laws, sanctions on individuals, appeals to UN system bodies, investment bans/trade conditions, direct pressure on the State Council and Politburo Standing Committee in Beijing, and steps to overcome the barriers for further verifiable data & evidence collection and media dissemination
  • Event: Jul 1, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

    The annual general meeting of LIBG will be held on 1 July. Papers to follow.

    After the meeting at approximately 7pm, writer, TV broadcaster and LIBG vice-president Jonathan Fryer, whose second home is in Brazil, will lead a talk on the situation in Brazil following its recent presidential election titled: Brazil: A Return to Darkness?

  • Document: Feb 18, 2019
  • Event: Jun 3, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

    Forum on where US foriegn policy is heading and why with speakers:

    Richard Cockett, The Economist

    Dr Cindy May, LSE

    Mark Bergman, Democrats Abroad

    All welcome, no need to book

  • Document: Dec 8, 2018
  • Article: Dec 1, 2018

    LIBG executive member Rebecca Tinsley has written a piece on the Open Democracy website in her own capacity on whether the UK's business links with dictatorships really open channels to raise human rights issues, as the Government claims.

    See:

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/rebecca-tinsley/from-saudi-to-cameroon-do-uk-business-links-really-open-channels-to-raise-human-righ

  • Document: Oct 22, 2018
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  • Article: Jul 16, 2018
    By Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett

    It's a great honour to be elected to Liberal International British Group Chair in July 2018, and I intend to promote the core liberal values which distinguish our parties around the world.

    We work closely with our liberal sister parties as the British Group Representative within the family of liberal parties. Whilst we seem to have turmoil and change around the world, our liberal principles of human rights freedom, living in a democratic world of economic and social justice will take precedence and we will continue to fight for those values and views consistently.