• NLG amicus brief in NJ voting rights case raises international law arguments

    The National Lawyers Guild’s Labor and Employment Committee and International Committee submitted an amicus brief in a New Jersey voting rights case on September 29. The amicus, submitted by Ryan McCarthy and IC Co-Chair Jeanne Mirer, with the participation of Marquel Ramirez, was submitted in Trump vs. New Jersey, the suit launched by the Republican […]

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  • August 14, Webinar: Defending Voting Rights in 2020

    Save the Date in Your Google Calendar!  The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee, co-sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, invite you to this urgent webinar, “Defending Voting Rights in 2020” on Friday, August 14 from 12pm-1:30pm ET / 11am-12:30pm CT / 9am-10:30pm PT. The conversation of this panel will center around the question: […]

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  • NLG and IADL file amicus brief in Donziger case, highlighting corporate impunity and human rights violations

    An amicus brief was filed today by the National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers in the Second Circuit on behalf of human rights attorney, Steven Donziger, supporting his request for mandamus relief. The brief provides an international human rights law perspective on shocking treatment of Mr. Donziger in nearly a decade legal […]

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  • Jeanne Mirer and Jerry Wallingford: States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

    Jeanne Mirer, co-chair of the NLG International Committee and President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and Jerry Wallingford, NLG member and criminal defense attorney, published the following article in JURIST on the threats to voting rights in the U.S. We urge you to read and share in your networks. https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2020/06/jeanne-mirrer-jerry-wallingford-voter-protections/ States are Legally […]

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  • Important Webinars of Interest on May 14

    There are three important webinars of interest on May 14, 2020 for International Committee members. Please send your webinars and online events to international@nlg.org to make sure they are listed here! USPCN National Webinar in commemoration of the Nakba – moderated by IC Co-Chair Suzanne Adely. Thursday, 14 May, 11:30 am Pacific/1:30 Central/2:30 EasternWatch on […]

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  • Interim documents from the Universal Periodic Review of the United States

    The UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued interim documents on the UPR of the United States, which was to take place in person in Geneva from May 4-20, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the in-person session has been moved to […]

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  • 270 Deaths Foretold: Report highlights corporate responsibility for Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil

    “The Collapse was predictable. It was not an act of God or Nature. That this was predictable heightens our pain. The event is not in the past, it is in the present, [while it also] lives in people’s memories and in their pain. We live with that collapsed dam in people’s hearts.” – Auxiliary Bishop […]

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  • Cancelled due to COVID-19: CSW 2020: Two NLG-supported panels on maternal mortality and reproductive justice

    THESE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, ALONG WITH ALL 550 NGO PARALLEL EVENTS DURING CSW 2020, DUE TO COVID-19.  As part of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women CSW64/Beijing+25, taking place in March 2020 in New York City, the National Lawyers Guild is supporting two important side events. On Monday, March 9 at 10:30 […]

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  • Help Send the NLG to the US’ Universal Periodic Review in Geneva

    The United Nations will review the U.S.’ human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in May 2020. The UPR takes place for each country only every four years, so this marks a unique and important opportunity for the National Lawyers Guild to raise its voice at an […]

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  • 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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