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July 19, 2014
NEW YORK--The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its outrage about Israelís ongoing indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip....
By Jan Susler
July 4, 2014
The following presentation was made on June 23, 2014, to the United Nations Decolonization Committee Hearing on Puerto Rico, representing the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, addressing key issues such as Puerto Rico's colonial status, the Puerto Rican economy, Vieques, the death penalty and Puerto Rican political prisoners....
June 5, 2014
The following action alert was distributed by the Amer Jubran Defense Committee, which the NLG supports. Please take action to call upon Jordanian officials to release Amer and reveal information about his detention....
May 29, 2014
NEW YORK -- Approximately 200 Palestinians from the West Bank have been held for months or years by Israeli occupation forces without access to a just legal system, members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) learned in a fact-finding delegation from May 18-24, 2014....
May 29, 2014
In reaction to House-passed bill instructing the Obama Administration to impose sanctions against Venezuela, 88 organizations, academics, and prominent individuals signed an open letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, including NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani....
May 29, 2014
The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild expresses its grave concern for Jordanian national, Palestinian Amer Jubran who was detained on May 5th, 2014 in Amman, Jordan....
May 27, 2014
"Save the Date" for the International Committee's all-day CLE on Environmental Human Rights on Wednesday, September 3rd (9:00am - 5:00pm) at the NLG Convention in Chicago....
May 15, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is sponsoring a delegation to Bolivia to investigate the underlying conditions in which the October 12, 2014 elections are taking place, and to participate as election monitors/observers to the extent authorized by the government....
The NLG International Committee (IC) supports legal work around the world "to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests." As lawyers, law students, and legal activists, we seek to change U.S. foreign policy that threatens, rather than engages, or is based on a model of domination rather than respect. The Guild provides assistance and solidarity to movements in the United States and abroad that work for social justice in this increasingly interconnected world.
The NLG IC plays an active role in international conferences, delegations and on-going projects that examine and seek to remedy conditions caused by illegal U.S. or corporate pracitices. By bringing an alternative perspective to multinational institutions, schools, community centers and congressional hearings, the IC and its members actively educate, litigate, and truth-seek toward the end of social justice.
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Marjorie Cohn's new book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, reveals the legacies of U.S. torture. Purchase the book online today or contact the IC about holding an event with Marjorie Cohn.
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