The Africa subcommittee was created in 2007. The Africa subcommittee opposes imperialism and racism against the people of Africa, and condemns the looting of Africa's vast resources by non-Africans. The Africa subcommittee respects the right of Africans to rule themselves and to empower themselves. The Africa subcommittee's role is not to attempt to solve issues that arise between Africans. Rather, as a U.S.-based group, the Africa subcommittee will encourage the United States government to behave in a responsible and respectful manner towards Africa. However, if the subcommittee is invited to assist in human rights advocacy, the subcommittee may do so guided by fairness, justice, and historical and cultural context.
In addition to presenting educational workshops and films at the National Lawyers Guild conventions and elsewhere, the subcommittee will organize fact-finding delegations to countries on the continent.
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Africa Subcommittee Updates
NLG Delegation Returns from Egypt With Evidence of Systematic Human Rights Abuses, Calls for Transparency and Accountability from U.S. Government
This April, the National Lawyers Guild sent a delegation of U.S. lawyers, activists, and scholars to study Egypt’s ongoing revolution. In particular, the delegation investigated the role and responsibility of the U.S. government and American corporations in human rights abuses. It also documented how 30 years of U.S. military and economic intervention has violated Egypt’s […]Continue reading
The National Lawyers Guild International Committee has signed on to the following call for an International Decade for People of African Descent. If your organization would like to sign on, please email all endorsements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Peoples’ and Civil Society letter to the United Nations Member States calling for the UN General Assembly to declare […]Continue reading
IADL President and NLG IC CoChair Submits Letters to Government Officials on Peter Erlinder’s Behalf
Jeanne Mirer, President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and NLG IC CoChair, has submitted letters to various government officials requesting intervention on Peter Erlinder’s behalf. Erlinder is currently being detained in Rwanda under the charge of “genocide ideology.” To read the letters, click here. For more information about Peter Erlinder’s arrest, please read […]Continue reading
Professor Peter Erlinder, noted criminal defense lawyer and past president of the National Lawyers Guild, was arrested Friday morning in Rwanda for “genocide ideology.” Erlinder’s representation of high-profile defendants before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) has incurred the wrath of government officials, who have charged him with “negation of the Tutsi genocide” for […]Continue reading