National Lawyers Guild International Committee

Palestine Subcommittee


Special Reports

Updated: Prisoners of Injustice: Report of the National Lawyers Guild Delegation to Palestine
January 30, 2015

Attack First, Kill First, Claim Self Defense: Submission to UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza (PDF)
January 12, 2015

Attack First, Kill First, Claim Self Defense: Submission to UN Commission of Inquiry on Gaza (DOC)
January 12, 2015

Prisoners of Injustice: Report of the National Lawyers Guild Delegation to Palestine

Letter to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on behalf of Omar Barghouti - Barbara Harvey
October 9, 2013

Letter to UC President Mark Yudof
December 3, 2012

Letter to UC President Mark Yudof on Freedom of Speech
July 12, 2012

Letter to Colleges and Universities on Students Free Speech Rights
October 11, 2011

CCR Letter to Student Organization - Background Document
November 12, 2010

Statement on Flotilla Inquiry by UN Special Rapporteur

Legal Memo

Impact of Federal Anti-Boycott And Other Laws On BDS Campaigns
October 24, 2009

Onslaught: Israel's Attack on Gaza & the Rule of Law
Report of the NLG Delegation to Gaza in Feb.
April 2, 2009

NLG Gaza Leaflet Back Page
January 20, 2009

NLG Gaza Leaflet Front Page
January 20, 2009

Hague Complaint (Gaza) - Letter of Notification and Referral Final
December 10, 2008

Also of interest:

Congratulations to UC Santa Cruz on Angela Davis speech
February 5, 2015

NLG Amicus Brief - Rasmea Odeh
November 17, 2014

Letter re: Tariq Abu Khdeir
August 4, 2014

Letter from NLG and Other Rights Groups on ASA and Academic Boycott
February 6, 2014

NLG Letter to Acting Assistant Secretary of State A. Elizabeth Jones
October 8, 2013

NLG Letter to Brigadier General Dani Afroni
October 8, 2013

Veolia's letter to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
September 13, 2013

Letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Re: Israel Visa Waiver
June 26, 2013

Letter to Jordanian embassy re Iyad Burnat
November 3, 2012

Letter to Israeli officials re Ayman Nasser, Palestinian human rights defender
October 26, 2012

Letter to US State Dept re Ayman Nasser, Palestinian Human Rights defender
October 26, 2012

FPSC Letter to the Palestinian Authority
October 8, 2012

Letter to Israeli military officials on Khader Adnan
February 8, 2012

Letter to the ICRC on Khader Adnan
February 8, 2012

Letter to Minnesota Attorney General on Israel Bonds Lawsuit
December 13, 2011

Emergency Resolution to Support Palestinian and California Prisoners on Hunger Strike
October 15, 2011

Resolution for NLG Participation in Local Publicizing and Reporting on UN Treaties
October 15, 2011

Resolution in Solidarity with Puerto Rico
October 15, 2011

Resolution by the NLG Condemning Attacks on Independent Trade Union Movement in Mexico
October 15, 2011

NLG Letter to the ICRC - Support Palestinian Prisoners
October 6, 2011

Letter to State Department regarding Bassem and Naji Tamimi
May 23, 2011

Stop the JNF Campaign Factsheet
March 27, 2011

NLG International Committee Letter on Arab Revolutions
March 7, 2011

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding Ameer Makhoul
July 26, 2010

NGOs' Letter to Assistant Secretary Posner
December 1, 2009

Palestinian Human Rights Defenders Under Attack
December 31, 2009

Op Ed piece on Goldstone and Congressional resolution
November 1, 2009

February , 2009

NLG Gaza Leaflet - No Impunity for Israeli War Crimes
Word Version, Double-Sided
February 15, 2009

Gaza Delegation Application
January 10, 2009












Upcoming Event

NLG International Committee Retreat

March 6, 6 pm MST
- March 8, 2 pm MST

Where: Denver, CO
Sturm College of Law

The National Lawyers Guild International committee annual retreat will take place from Friday evening, March 6, through Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015, in Denver. We invite you to join us for 2 days of business meetings and interesting, informative discussions and programs, including innovative discussion on indigenous rights, drones and targeted killing, and environmental human rights.

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Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine

In support of Angela Davis

February 5, 2015

The NLG's Palestine Subcommittee is a signatory of this collective statement in support of Angela Davis and UC Santa Cruz, in response to vicious attacks from the Amcha Initiative upon Davis and...

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Attack First, Kill First and Claim Self-Defense

Palestine Subcommittee Submission to United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

January 19, 2015

The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild submitted a paper, written by James Marc Leas, to the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict. The...

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NLG Palestine Subcommittee supports UAW 2865 BDS resolution

December 4, 2014

The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild expresses its support for the resolution on boycott, divestment and sanctions ("BDS") being considered by UAW Local 2865, the graduate...

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New report by NLG Palestine delegation shines a light on political prisoners in Israeli jails

December 1, 2014

"Prisoners of Injustice," released today, is a new report that summarizes the findings and experiences of the May 2014 National Lawyers Guild delegation to Palestine examining the conditions...

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Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins in Detroit

NLG Members Represent Odeh

November 5, 2014

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

Letter to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors responds to Veolia's defamatory comments

NLG lawyer Barbara Harvey wrote on behalf of Palestinian BDS organizer Omar Barghouti

October 9, 2013


Decisions on three California campuses defeat attempts to silence campus activism around Palestine

August 28, 2013

Student Groups and Civil Rights Organizations Applaud Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking to Chill Student Speech

Settlement Agreement Requires Dismissal of Lawsuit Targeting Arab and Muslim Student Activists

July 13, 2012

Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan on hunger strike for 54 days

Free Palestine Subcommittee writes to ICRC and Israeli officials calling for release

February 9, 2012

Register today! International Committee CLE at the NLG Convention

REGISTER TODAY - International CLE: The Inter-American System: International Options When Justice is Blocked

August 31, 2011

NLG IC: The Flotilla Must Sail Freely!

NLG IC calls on US government end its pressure on the Greek government and demand that Israel refrain from attacking the flotilla

July 1, 2011

NLG IC Calls for Freedom of Naji and Bassem Tamimi

Palestinian popular movement leaders arrested and imprisoned

May 23, 2011

International Committee Webinar highlights "material support" laws

International solidarity activism and government repression

November 19, 2010

Al-Haq calls for UN inquiry into attack on humanitarian aid flotilla to Gaza

High-Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions Also Must Act

June 21, 2010

Incapable of Independent, Credible Investigation

PCHR Statement on Israeli "Independent Public Commission"

June 16, 2010

We Are All IHH!

Defend NGO Against Smear Campaign

June 14, 2010

Israeli Inquiry "Simply Will Not be Credible" Unless It Meets Standards

UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions Issues Statement

June 11, 2010

Did Israel Violate Arms Export Control Act?

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General Writes to Secretary Clinton

June 9, 2010

Israeli-American Lawyer's Haaretz Op-Ed

Hobbled by Political Constraints, by Allegra Pacheco

June 6, 2010

Israel's Security Cannot Come at Any Price

Legal Analysis of Flotilla Attack by Dr. Ben Saul

February 28, 2015

In Law Israel Has a Case to Answer

Flotilla Passengers Had Right to Defend Selves

June 4, 2010

Guild Renews Boycott Call in Wake of Flotilla Massacre

U.S. Government Backs Rogue State

June 1, 2010

Irish Ship "Rachel Corrie" Joins Free Gaza Fleet

Humanitarian Flotilla Sails in May

March 31, 2010

Addameer & Stop the Wall Announce New Joint Website

Updates on Human Rights Defenders

March 22, 2010

Defending Human Rights Defenders

Joint Report by Addammeer, Stop the Wall, & NLG

February 14, 2010

Falk Urges Sanctions to End "Ordeal" of Gaza Blockade

Special Rapporteur Finds "No Evidence of Meaningful International Pressure"

January 14, 2010

Guild Joins Many NGOs in Letter to Asst. Secretary Posner

Foreign Assistance Act Mandates Report to Congress on Israel's Human Rights Record

January 14, 2010

Two Important Resources on Gaza

Links to IADL White Paper & NLG Gaza Delegation Report

January 14, 2010

Guild Urges Egypt to Heed International Law Obligations on Gaza Marchers & Convoy

Safe Passage for All Gaza Freedom March Members and Entire Viva Palestina Convoy

January 1, 2010

NLG Delgation to Gaza: Report to NLG Convention

Video of presentations by Radhika Sainath, Reem Salahi, Tom Nelson, and James Leas

December 23, 2009

Delusional Self-Defense, Delusional Congressional Vote

Israel's self-defense claim is flawed

December 6, 2009

NLG IC Circulates Op-Ed piece

Members urged to Contact Congress Immediately and Write Editorials

November 1, 2009

Impact of Federal Anti-Boycott And Other Laws On BDS Campaigns

NLG International Committee issues legal memo for activists

October 24, 2009

ONSLAUGHT: Israel's Attack of Gaza and the Rule of Law

National Lawyers Guild Gaza Delegation Report

April 2, 2009

Housing, Water, and Sanitation in Occupied Palestinian Territory

Resources and Reports from COHRE

February 2, 2009

End the Embargo on Gaza

Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross

February 1, 2009

No Impunity for Israeli War Crimes

Guild issues leaflet on Israeli violations of international law

January 26, 2009


NLG to Lead Fact-Finding Legal Delegation to Gaza

January 25, 2009

Criminal Complaint at the Hague on Israel's Blockade of Gaza

International Coalition Against Impunity Files Complaint

December 30, 2008

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Illegal Israeli Massacre of Over 300 Gazans:

Calls for Ceasefire, and Urges Protests

December 29, 2008

Archived news from Palestine Subcommittee

Past events

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About the Palestine Subcommittee

The NLG Palestine Subcommittee advocates for justice in Palestine, organizes delegations, provides legal support to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements, works to support Palestinian political prisoners, and works to implement Palestinian rights. 

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Carlos Villarreal, 558 Capp St. , San Francisco, CA 94110,