• “I Swore to Uphold the Constitution. Instead, I Disgraced It”

    Vermont Legislature Says Bring Them Home Now! By James Marc Leas, International Committee Member The Vermont Senate and House both passed resolutions “urging the President and Congress to commence immediately the orderly withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq.” The resolutions also both urge Vermont “Governor [James] Douglas to enlist the support of other members […]

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  • Press Release: Former Haitian Colonel To Be Prosecuted

    Trial Next Week in Miami for Torture, Extrajudicial Killings For Immediate Release Contact: Moira Feeney, Esq., mfeeney@cja.org, (415) 544-0444 x302 Pamela Merchant, Executive Director, pmerchant@cja.org,(415)544-0444 x307 Susan M. Bass, Marketing Communications Manager for Holland & Knight, LLP, susan.bass@hklaw.com, (813) 769-4326 What: The trial against former Haitian Colonel Carl Dorélien for torture and extrajudicial killing is […]

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  • NLG Joins the Israeli Accountability Campaign

    The National Lawyers’ Guild National Executive Committee recently endorsed the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation’s Israeli Accountability Campaign (IAC). The IAC seeks to use the pending law suit against Moshe Ya’alon as a tool to educate and mobilize legal and general communities nationally and to demand that the Bush Administration hold Israel accountable […]

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  • UN Human Rights Committee Calls for Closing Guantanamo, Helping Katrina Victims

    By Ann Fagan Ginger, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute The UN Human Rights Committee, with members from every region of the world, met in July in Geneva and listened to representatives of 40 U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who described specific human rights problems in the U.S. since 9/11, including the treatment of Katrina victims and Guantanamo […]

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  • Responses to the U.S. Report to the UN Human Rights Committee

    By Ann Schneider, National Lawyers Guild-New York City Chapter The new UN subcommittee of the NLG International Committee initiated a diverse panel discussion at the United Nations Church Center in New York City on March 23rd. The event was organized from Maryland by Curtis Cooper with the assistance of John Kim, Olivia Kraus, Shashi Kara, […]

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  • 2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report

    The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law By Laura Safer Espinoza and Susan Scott, Task Force on the Americas A delegation of 16 lawyers, 6 law students and a filmmaker, who went to Caracas for a week in early February 2006, has completed a report, entitled “The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law.” […]

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