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Complaint lodged in case of 16-year-old girl used as a human shield

September 22, 2010
Complaint lodged in case of 16-year-old girl used as a human shield

On Monday, 20 September 2010, DCI-Palestine and Adalah submitted a complaint to the Israeli authorities (Military Advocate General) in relation to the use of a 16-year-old girl as a human shield by the Israeli army in February 2010. DCI-Palestine and Adalah are calling for an immediate investigation into conduct, which if established, is in...
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NLG calls upon UN Secretary-General to reconsider Uribe appointment to Gaza flotilla investigation

September 22, 2010
NLG calls upon UN Secretary-General to reconsider Uribe appointment to Gaza flotilla investigation

Alvaro Uribe's government presided over the murder of thousands of innocent non-combatants, many of them kidnapped and later killed by the military and presented as "guerrillas killed in combat." This phenomenon became known as "false positives", a "positive" being Colombian military lingo for a killed guerrilla. When a common grave with some 2,000 bodies...
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NLG International Committee supports California “Divest from Israel” initiative

September 22, 2010
NLG International Committee supports California “Divest from Israel” initiative

The National Lawyers Guild International Committee and Free Palestine Subcommittee have endorsed the California Israel Divestment Campaign, as part of the Guild's ongoing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) work in solidarity with Palestine.
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NLG calls on State Department to intervene in the case of Ameer Makhoul

August 22, 2010
NLG calls on State Department to intervene in the case of Ameer Makhoul

The National Lawyers Guild, in coordination with other legal and grassroots human rights organizations, addressed this letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, calling upon the State Department to act on the case of Ameer Makhoul, Palestinian human rights advocate and leader among Palestinian citizens of Israel, who has been imprisoned on trumped-up...
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Three resources: Why the flotilla attack was unjustifiable, and how the underlying seige is illegal

August 22, 2010

Three important resources for activists, attorneys, and students: The IADL / NLG IC White Paper, the NLG Gaza Delegation Final Report, video of the Gaza Delegation report to the 2009 Guild convention.
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PCHR statement on continuing Goldstone process: Aug. 15, 2010

August 16, 2010

The committee of experts, mandated in A/HRC/Res/13/9 to analyze the effectiveness of domestic investigations into alleged crimes, was in Gaza. The director and legal director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights briefed the committee and called for an end to impunity.
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Israeli-American Lawyer’s Haaretz op-ed

August 16, 2010

The tragic fate of the Freedom Flotilla impels the UN and Western international relief organizations to live up to their humanitarian mandates and do all that is necessary to come to the aid of the besieged people of the Gaza Strip. Allegra Pacheco, a long-time NLG member before moving to Israel/Palestine, is an American-Israeli lawyer...
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Did Israel violate Arms Export Control Act, former UN assistant secretary-general asks

August 16, 2010

Dr. Peter Bourne has written to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, asking if Israel's use of weapons, which were bought from the United States, in the flotilla attack constitutes a violation of the AECA. The National Lawyers Guild Emergency Delegation to Gaza, February, 2009, found evidence that Israel violated the AECA during Operation...
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About the FPSC

August 16, 2010

The Free Palestine Subcommittee is a subcommittee of the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild. Support the Free Gaza Movement This Committee works to support the Free Gaza movement, a group of activists committed to defying the Israeli blockade of Gaza by delivering humanitarian “What we’ve done shows that people can do what...
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Israeli Inquiry “Simply Will Not be Credible” Unless It Meets Standards

August 16, 2010

To comply with international standards, any Israeli inquiry into the Free Gaza flotilla killings must be independent of the government, have full legal authority, and issue a public report, Prof. Philip Alston stated on June 11, 2010.
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