• NLG International statement of solidarity with Argentine journalist Carlos Aznarez and activist Ruben Saboulard

    **UPDATE: As of 27 February, the NLG was informed that the charges against Aznarez and Saboulard were dropped. The National Lawyers Guild International Committee expressed its solidarity with Argentine journalist Carlos Aznarez and activist Ruben Saboulard, facing criminal prosecution and severe violations of his privacy and journalistic sources in a case in Argentina where he is […]

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  • NLG Palestine Subcommittee calls on France to end prosecutions of BDS activists

    The National Lawyers Guild’s Palestine Subcommittee called upon the French government to cease its prosecution of activists urging boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) targeting Israeli products. In a letter to French Ambassador to the United States Gérard Araud, the Palestine Subcommittee called on France to end all prosecutions of activists under the so-called Alliot-Marie circular, […]

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  • NLG committee urges Bulgaria not to extradite former Palestinian prisoner Zayed

    A committee of the National Lawyers Guild, a U.S.-based organization of progressive lawyers, legal workers, law students and jailhouse lawyers, sent a letter to the Bulgarian Ambassador to the United States urging Bulgaria to reject the Israeli request to extradite former Palestinian political prisoner Omar Nayef Zayed. Zayed, who has lived in Bulgaria for the past […]

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  • International tribunal holds U.S. and Mexico jointly responsible for crimes against humanity in Mexico

    Calls for suspension of all U.S. military and police aid Issues presented included disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Acteal and San Fernando massacres, feminicide and gender violence, militarization of the border, case of the ExBraceros, and abuses against migrant youth The preliminary verdict of the International Tribunal of Conscience will be presented on December […]

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  • NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

    CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight municipalities, where they observed hundreds of voters participate. The delegation found that there were […]

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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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  • TAKE ACTION To REALLY Normalize Relations with Cuba!

    We are asking your support for the  Emergency Resolution on Cuba which the NLG Convention in Oakland unanimously passed on October 24, 2015. It urges President Obama to use his expansive legal authority to substantially lift the continuing U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, instead of waiting and blaming Congress for not fully repealing the 55 […]

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  • International observers establish flaws in Haiti’s October 25 vote

    National Lawyers Guild calls for Independent Investigation By NLG/IADL (NEW YORK, November 24, 2015) – A new report by international election observers concludes that Haiti’s October 25, 2015 presidential and legislative elections fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections, and calls for an independent investigation to address widespread allegations of fraud. “Haiti’s next […]

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  • NLG Members Release Film, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and Land Grabbing in Honduras

    A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to Honduras in August 2015 to produce a film documenting the looming threat of the first semi-autonomous zones, known as Zones for Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs). The film titled, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and land grabbing in Honduras is being released today. Watch the video online: ZEDEs, […]

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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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