• Emergency delegation to Gaza: NLG to Lead Fact-Finding Legal Delegation to Gaza

    Israel’s recent invasion of the Gaza Strip has killed over 1300 Gazans and wounded over 5000. Reports have emerged of Israeli forces bulldozing homes, firing on ambulances, and shelling United Nations sites in addition to mosques, schools and other civilian structures. The delegation will be in Gaza for approximately 7-9 days. Delegates should prepare to […]

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  • NLG and IADL Participate in Conference in Moscow Commemorating the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal

    By Curtis Cooper On Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2008, Russian veterans, lawyers, historians, students, and members of civil society were joined by foreign guests for a conference at Victory Park in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Post-World War II Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal. Background The conference, entitled “Issues in Contemporary International Law and […]

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  • Passing of Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran: Statement from the 2006 Delegation of Women Lawyers

    We were deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Ka Bel, news which shook those close to him, but also so many around the world. We wish to add our voices to the multitudes that are mourning his death, but also celebrating his life. His was a lifetime full of struggle against injustices, […]

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  • Observations from the hearing of Father Gerard Jean-Juste

    by Ollie Ruth Jefferson, Attorney at Law PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – I arrived at the Palace of Justice with Father Gerard Jean-Juste’s lead attorney, Mario Joseph, and three other observers, approximately 15 minutes prior to the hearing. The UN presence was palpable, evident by their blue helmets, with possibly 20 stationed outside the front […]

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  • Defending Dictatorship: U.S. Foreign Policy and Pakistan’s Struggle for Democracy

     Jan. ’08 NLG Delegation to Pakistan Issues Report A National Lawyers Guild delegation from the United States, made up of 4 lawyers and 4 law students, visited Pakistan from January 2-12, 2008. Here is the report from the delegation. About the report Delegation members went to Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad where they conducted interviews […]

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  • Informe sobre Delegación a Bolivia Enero 2– 10, 2007

    Beth Baltimore, Brooklyn, NY Antoine J. Bastien van der Meer, Lane, OK Melissa Brennan, New York, NY Mark Burton, Boulder, CO Mercedes Castillo, CA RESUMEN EJECUTIVO Bolivia es un país que atraviesa una transformación histórica. Colonizado y recolonizado por el capital extranjero, durante muchos siglos esta nación sudamericana ha sido el campo de juego para […]

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  • NLG Delegation to Bolivia Releases Report

    Bolivia is a country on the brink of a historic transformation. Colonized over and over by foreign capitol, for many centuries the South American nation has been a playing field for wealthy elites. Bolivia now has the opportunity to emerge from the economic domination of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and American transnationals […]

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  • Guild Responds to Repression in Oaxaca with Call for Action

    Marjorie Cohn and Jeanne Mirer From June 7 to 11, 2007, NLG President Marjorie Cohn, IADL Secretary General Jeanne Mirer and Oscar Alzaga, President of the Association of Democratic Lawyers of Mexico, went to Oaxaca to discuss ways our organizations could provide concrete support to the lawyers who are defending the victims of government repression […]

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  • Guild Lawyers Participate in Human Rights Delegation to Oaxaca; Guild Follows up with Support for Human Rights Organization

    Robin Alexander and Jennifer Harbury Last May some 70,000 teachers in Oaxaca went on strike. Their demands included raising the wages of teachers working in the state to a level commensurate with a higher cost of living, as well as assistance to students from impoverished regions. When their demands were not met, the teachers set […]

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  • Human Rights Crisis Continues in the Philippines: Women Lawyers Release Update of Report

    The findings of the delegation’s visit to the Philippines were originally set forth in Seeking Answers: Probing Political Persecution, Repression & Human Rights Violations in the Philippines, published in September 2006. Since that time, the authors have continued to monitor developments in the Philippines, and remain concerned about the rising number of extrajudicial killings and […]

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