One of the striking features of liberal democracies is freedom of expression; it is legitimately guaranteed as a fundamental human right. This right can be expressed through the ballot to select leaders for the governance of state, public and private organisations. Its expression is reflected in Article 19 of the United Nations Declaration of Human…

Since the partition of India in 1947, India stood as a multicultural beacon in a culturally divisive region. While the Sinhalese fought the Tamils in Sri Lanka, and the then Burmese government fought a range of different ethnic groups, Nehru’s India not only tolerated but celebrated its ethnic and religious diversity, following an agnosticism that…

IFLRY will hold its 43rd General Assembly in Accra, Ghana in the beginning of March. Leading up to that we wanted to organise an IFLRY Online meeting on Ghana. Ghana is a remarkable country, being referred to as an “island of peace” and one of the most thriving democracies on the continent. Why is that?…

On February 14, a young man entered a school in Parkland, Florida, and killed 17 people. It was the latest incident of senseless gun violence facilitated by the United States’ equally senseless gun laws. This article, however, will not be analysing US gun regulation, and what can, and should, be done to reform it. Rather,…

Whenever I speak to people from abroad, I find that most of them have very similar ideas about the situation in Ukraine. The most common questions that I hear are:  “Is it safe in Kyiv present days?”, “Is your country overly corrupted?” However, the political and economic situation in Ukraine is too complicated to give…

In this 6th IFLRY Online seminar, Celito Arlegue, Executive Director of the Council of Asian Liberals Democrats (CALD) discuss the political situation in the Philippines. Celito discusses the liberal conundrum that is posed by populist president Rodrigo Duterte. Who is fighting an ongoing “war” on drugs, claiming that this shows that he is an “action man”…

For a long time, I have noticed that, when discussing their common ideals, it seems that Federalists are not talking about the same thing – especially so when it comes to economics. Recently however, the different responses of European Federalists to the Catalan Issue exposed divisions on the concept of federalism and pro-European ideals that…

Sehe unten für die deutsche Version dieses Artikels. / See below for the German version of this article. After taking part in the Junge Liberale’s (JuLis) support during the election weekend in Berlin, its delegation to support D66 during the decisive week before the Dutch elections and the weekend in Saarbrücken with the FDP, my…