• NYC, June 12: “Couscous – Seeds of Dignity” Film Screening and Discussion

    Tuesday, June 12 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Verso’s Brooklyn Loft 20 Jay Street, Ste 1010 Brooklyn, NY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/367103263777711/ We are delighted to invite you for a film screening and an evening discussion of Habib Ayeb’s “Couscous: Seeds of Dignity”. This award-winning documentary focuses on the political, social, economic and ecological conditions of cereal […]

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  • Turkey: IADL Protests the Arrest of Lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı and Demands his Immediate Release

    The following statement was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), of which the NLG is a member organization. Jeanne Mirer, IC co-chair, is also President of the IADL, and IC co-chair Suzanne Adely is a member of the IADL’s Bureau. The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) is a non-governmental organization of […]

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  • Azadeh Shahshahani: The US role in forced migration from the Middle East

    The following piece was published in English and Arabic on Open Global Rights by Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Project Director of Project South, past president of the National Lawyers Guild and past co-chair of the International Committee. The text is re-published below, or you can visit the original site

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  • NLG/IADL Report on the Hearing of Barkin Timtik in Turkey – 16 February 2017

    The following report was issued by the members of the IADL/ELDH trial observation team at the hearing of Turkish lawyer Barkin Timtik on 16 February 2017. The IADL/ELDH team included two NLG representatives, Lorraine Leete and Kerry McLean. Download the report (PDF): Barkin Timtik Trial Observation Report 16 February 2017 Hearing – Barkın Timtik IADL Trial […]

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  • Help Support IADL Trial Observer Delegation to Turkey for Human Rights Lawyer Barkin Timtik

    Please contribute to help the International Association of Democratic Lawyers – of which the NLG is a member – to form an international trial observer delegation to the case of Turkish human rights lawyer Barkin Timtik. Donate online: https://www.gofundme.com/iadl-trial-observer-delegation Human Rights Defenders Under Attack in Turkey Turkey is facing one of the most severe periods […]

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  • Members of Congress Call on US State Department to Probe Possible Violations of Leahy Law by Israel and Egypt

    Eleven members of Congress recently sent a letter to the State Department that expresses concern over the lack of monitoring of US military assistance given to Israel and Egypt. The letter asks for an investigation into possible gross violations of human rights by the police and armed forces of those countries. In particular, the letter, […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild International condemns killing of human rights defender Tahir Elci in Turkey

    Diyarbakir Bar Association President Tahir Elci, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender was shot dead with a single bullet to his head earlier today, on November 28, 2015. A gun battle broke out between police and unidentified individuals as Tahir Elci was making a statement calling for an end to the ongoing state violence […]

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  • NLG denounces Saudi-led military attack on Yemen, US complicity

    The National Lawyers Guild’s Taskforce for U.S. Accountability in the MENA Region issued the following statement denouncing the Saudi-led war on Yemen and US complicity and involvement: The National Lawyers Guild condemns the Saudi-led military assault on Yemen and the devastation it has wrought on the Yemeni people. NLG also condemns United States complicity in […]

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  • July 30, NYC: Press Conference on Death Sentences in Egypt

    There is growing concern that Egypt I​​​ntends to Execute Dr. Morsi and others: Press Conference at 12 noon on July 30, 2015 Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Avenue at 48th St. New York, NY 10017 On behalf of Code Pink, International Action, Georgia for Peace, Gandhi BE Magazine, Gandhi for Peace, Euro Palestine, Stop the War, […]

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  • NLG IC at the World Social Forum

    (Neo)Colonial Militarism and State Violence: Global – Local Connections The National Lawyers Guild is a co-sponsor of the following event at the World Social Forum, the international gathering of social movements taking place in Tunis March 24-28: TIME: March 27, 3 pm LOCATION: Salle TD9, World Social Forum, Tunis, Tunisia From the Arab uprisings, to […]

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