• The National Lawyers Guild Mourns the Loss of People’s Lawyer Ebru Timtik

    We are deeply saddened and angry by the loss of people’s lawyer Ebru Timtik of Turkey, who carried out a hunger strike for 238 days to demand justice in her case and those of her fellow wrongfully imprisoned people’s lawyers who were subjected to lengthy prison sentences for defending fellow political prisoners in Turkish prisons. […]

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  • Over 100 international lawyers and lawyers’ associations urge: No to Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill

    Over 100 international lawyers and lawyers’ associations issued an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, and members of the Congress of the Philippines. The urgent open letter was issued to express high levels of concern about the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines, which has been harshly criticized […]

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  • Sign on: Demand a fair trial for Ebru Timtik, Aytaç Ünsal and imprisoned lawyers in Turkey

    Lawyers in Turkey are facing harsh repression. 18 lawyers, members of the Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD) in Turkey – an affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) were sentenced to total of 159 years in prison in March 2019, including Selcuk Kozagacli, a Bureau Member of IADL. They were tried and sentenced because […]

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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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  • IADL Statement: Justice and Humaneness in the Worst of Times

    The following statement of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and endorsed by a number of National Lawyers Guild and International Committee members was released on Monday, 27 April in conjunction with the petition filed by the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers of the Philippines, an IADL member association, with the Supreme Court of the […]

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  • Video: Unilateral coercive measures and economic sanctions as acts of war and aggression

    On 15 April, the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and the National Lawyers Guild (US) International Committee hosted a webinar on unilateral coercive measures, particularly economic sanctions, as acts of war. The discussion focused particularly on the threat posed by these aggressive actions perpetuated by the United States, Canada and the European Union, among others, […]

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  • Join the webinar April 15: COVID-19 & UNILATERAL COERCIVE MEASURES as ACTS OF WAR

    *COVID-19 & UNILATERAL COERCIVE MEASURES as ACTS OF WAR * April 15th, 1 pm Eastern time (10 am Pacific, 5 pm UTC, 7 pm Central Europe) Register now: https://bit.ly/SanctionsWarWebinar Webinar will be conducted over ZOOM Join us for an important global panel, COVID-19 & UNILATERAL COERCIVE MEASURES as ACTS OF WAR. Speakers will offer updates on […]

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  • International legal letter demands end to U.S. intervention in Colombia and Venezuela

    Dozens of legal organizations around the world issued a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee urging an end to U.S. intervention in Latin America, particularly in response to the escalation of U.S. military activity in Colombia and threats against Venezuela. The letter, initiated by the […]

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  • IADL amicus brief urges ICC to confirm jurisdiction in Palestine

    The International Association of Democratic Lawyers filed an amicus curiae brief with the International Criminal Court on 16 March 2020, urging the court to recognize its jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. The National Lawyers Guild is an affiliate of the IADL, and IADL President […]

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  • NLG IC, IADL and AAJ Joint Observation Delegation to Bolivia for May 3, 2020 Elections

    The NLG International Committee (NLG IC), International Association of Democratic Jurists (IADL), and Asociación Americana de Juristas (AAJ) are sponsoring a joint delegation to Bolivia to investigate the conditions leading up to the May 3 presidential and legislative elections and to assist in the evaluation of whether the elections are transparent and fair. Members of the delegation will serve […]

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