• 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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  • NLG Delegation Reports on Bolivia

    By Lawrence Mark Stern On January 10, the day that we left Bolivia – and nearly a year after the inauguration of indigenous leader Evo Morales as president – the people of the city of Cochabamba erupted. The indigenous people of that town massed in the central plaza, threatening to take the town, trying to […]

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  • Delegation to the Philippines Releases Their Report

    Vanessa Lucas, Philippines Subcommittee On September 21, 2006, the 34th anniversary of Marcos’ declaration of martial law, a press conference was held at the Center for Constitutional Rights to announce the release of the Report of the Women’s Human Rights Delegation to the Philippines. Speaking at the press conference were Tina Foster, Vanessa Lucas, and […]

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  • 2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report: The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law

    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.” The above link will take you to a pdf […]

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  • Guild Women Investigate Escalating Repression in the Philippines

    Rachel Lederman Four Guild women lawyers traveled to the Philippines in May on a human rights fact finding mission organized by the Philippine national women’s coalition, GABRIELA, in response to the recent State of Emergency and rebellion prosecution of Congresswoman Liza Maza and five other left members of Congress. In our short stay, the delegation […]

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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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  • Legal Delegation Visits Haiti

    Ravi Reddy On March 6th, four law students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law traveled to Haiti on behalf of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and the Pittsburgh National Lawyer’s Guild Chapter to conduct research on the independence of the judiciary in Haiti. They published a report, The Independence of […]

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