• New article focuses on prisoner hunger strikes and the globalized use of force-feeding

    Azadeh Shahshahani of Project South, past president of the National Lawyers Guild, and Priti Arvind Patel of the Capitol Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition authored a new article in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, published at University of Michigan Law School: “From Pelican Bay to Palestine: The Legal Normalization of Force-Feeding Hunger-Strikers.” Hunger-strikes present […]

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  • Register online for NLG International Committee CLE 2018: Protecting Our Future – Defend Voting Rights and Mitigate Climate Change

    CLE Registration: Protecting Our Future – Defend Voting Rights and Mitigate Climate Change NLG International Committee CLE 2018: Protecting Our Future – Defend Voting Rights and Mitigate Climate Change This CLE will take place on Thursday, November 1 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the NLG Law for the People Convention in Portland, Oregon […]

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  • CLE Registration: “Know Your Economic Human Rights” 

    CLE Registration: “Know Your Economic Human Rights”  The International Committee’s annual CLE will take place on Thursday, August 4 from 1 pm to 5 pm, featuring noted experts Jeanne Mirer, Andrew Reid, Eric Tars, and more! The program will focus on economic human rights, their scope and application, relevant human rights conventions and treaties, and […]

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  • Video: IACHR hearing highlights human right to water in the United States

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights convened a hearing on April 4 on the Right to Water in the United States, following a petition from the US Human Rights Network and the Right to Water Coalition.  The hearing took place in Washington, DC, during the 157th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission and addressed issues […]

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  • U.S. Grassroots Groups file Request for Hearing on Right to Water and Sanitation at International Human Rights Commission

    Washington, DC – July 29, 2015 – Yesterday, on the 5th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution on the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation, the US Human Rights Network, along with more than twenty U.S. grassroots and national groups including the National Lawyers Guild, individuals, and universities filed a […]

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  • Resources and Documents on the Human Rights Framework

    5The following resources and documents on the Human Rights framework are meant to be used to encourage discussion and action in the Guild to utilize human rights law in order to protect, ensure and expand economic and social rights. Resources Guild Visioning Committee Concept Paper on Human Rights – Using Human Rights to Build the […]

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  • International Committee Webinar highlights “material support” laws

    The International Committee held a webinar with CCR Senior Managing Attorney Shayana Kadidal on Wednesday, November 17 on HLP v. Holder, material support, and international solidarity activism. The webinar audio is now available for listening/download. The webinar may be downloaded here: http://nlginternational.org/audio/hlp-v-holder-shayana-kadidal.mp3 Recent events have raised many questions for international solidarity activists whose work challenges […]

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  • NLG urges ratification of CEDAW

    The National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on November 16, 2010 urging that the U.S. ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Signed by NLG President David Gespass, the letter points out that the U.S.’s claimed commitment to women’s rights […]

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  • NLG joins in Universal Periodic Review of US human rights compliance

    The National Lawyers Guild participated with more than 300 organizations, including the US Human Rights Network and the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers Network, to promote the use of international law and the human rights framework and advocate for US ratification of treaties that recognize economic, social and cultural rights. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) […]

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  • NLG and Committees Submit and Contribute to Reports of US Human Rights Review

    The NLG, its International Committee, and Labor and Employment Committee all submitted reports to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of the U.S., scheduled for late November of 2010. The NLG reports are posted here and some of the reports posted by […]

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