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October 15, 2014
Twelve members of the National Lawyers Guild (USA) spent one week prior to the election learning about the electoral process in Bolivia. On election day, we observed at the polls from setting up the voting tables until the end of the vote count. We broke into three groups and visited nine polling centers: three centers in Achicachi, two centers in El Alto, and four polling centers in La Paz. In total, we observed voting centers that had 238 voting tables serving 54,623 voters....
By Nora Barrows-Friedman, Electronic Intifada
September 30, 2014
NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani was interviewed by Nora Barrows-Friedman of the Electronic Intifada on the International Criminal Court, Israeli war crimes and US responsibility and accountability....
September 16, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Alliance for Global Justice sent a joint delegation to Honduras last June to research and investigate the implementation of Zones of Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs)....
August 11, 2014
Register now for the International Labor Justice Continuing Legal Education program, to be presented on September 4, 2014 at the NLG Convention in Chicago, featuring leading experts in labor law and international justice....
August 6, 2014
Register online today for the full-day Environmental Human Rights Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program at the NLG Convention in Chicago, September 3, 2014....
August 5, 2014
The NLG and other human rights groups urge President Obama and administration to demand Israel cease the Abuse and Unlawful Detention of Palestinians...
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....
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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