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National Lawyers Guild (USA) Commends the People of Bolivia on Their Robust Participation in the Democratic Electoral Process

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....

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NLG: ICC already has authority to investigate Israel for war crimes

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....

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New Report Released: NLG Delegation to Honduras on Zones of Economic Development and Employment

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)....

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Register Now: September 4 CLE on Human Rights and Income Security

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....

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Register Now: September 3 CLE on Environmental Human Rights - Chicago

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....

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NLG joins Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of US Citizen and Palestinian-American Teen, Tariq Abu Khdeir

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...

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National Lawyers Guild Urges US Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel

Recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and ground invasion violates international law

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....

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NLG presentation to UN Decolonization Committee on Puerto Rico

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....

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