• NLG and IADL issue white paper on illegal occupation

    During the bombardment and invasion of Gaza by Israel in December 2008 and January 2009 the International Association of Democratic Lawyers condemned Israeli actions in Gaza. We issued statements that these actions violated international law, the laws of war and international humanitarian law. IADL also called for Israel to be held accountable for these violations…. […]

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  • Join the Struggle for Korean Peace & Unification

    Supporting the peace in Korea remains one of the most exciting and difficult organizing efforts. The work remains exciting and dynamic because of its potential for world peace and due to the issues confronted by this long-standing conflict. While often viewed as a conflict between the North and South, in reality it is the United […]

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  • It’s Not Enough to Proclaim Human Rights: We Must Enforce Them and Compel Action

     NLG Attends IADL Conference on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Thomas Cincotta, Paris, 11-12 December 2008 On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, progressive lawyers from around the world met in Paris to reflect on the current state of human rights and the challenges that lay before […]

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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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  • 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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  • NLG and Others Issue Open Letter on Iran, Warn of Illegality of Any Offensive Military Action by the United States

    Today European, international and United States legal and human rights groups issued an open letter warning of the illegality of any offensive military action by the United States against Iran. Signatories include the American Association of Jurists, Center for Constitutional Rights (U.S.), Droite Solidarite (France), European Association of Lawyers for Human Rights and Democracy, Italian […]

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  • IADL Resolution on Haiti

    Adopted at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers Bureau Meeting in Cochin, India December 19 and 20, 2006 Considering the political events that transpired in Haiti in the course of the year 2003, which led to the violent death of numerous Haitian citizens, particularly among the members and supporters of the Fanmi Lavalas political party; […]

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  • Guild delegates meet with Democratic Lawyers in Paris At XVIth Congress of the IADL

    by Bia Riaz and Curtis Cooper “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” -Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Fresh on the heels of the French referendum rejecting the European Union Constitution, a delegation of 31 members of the NLG’s International Committee attended the XVIth Congress of the International […]

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