• NLG letter to University of Toronto regarding Dr. Valentina Azarova and the suppression of scholarship on Palestine

    The National Lawyers Guild, the oldest and largest progressive bar association in the United States, sent a letter on October 5 to Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto, regarding our deep concern at the Dean of the Law School’s decision to rescind an employment offer to Dr. Valentina Azarova, a distinguished scholar of […]

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  • NLG IC statement on the attacks on Armenia and Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh

    THE NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE STATEMENT ON THE ATTACKS ON ARMENIA AND THE DE FACTO INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF ARTSAKH/NAGORNO-KARABAKH   The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee denounces in the strongest terms the large-scale military offensive against the autonomous Republic of Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh) and Armenia by the authoritarian regime in Azerbaijan. The […]

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  • Schedule of International Committee Events at the NLG Convention

    Join the NLG International Committee for a series of events and activities at this year’s Law for the People Convention, beginning Monday, Sept. 21, 2020!  Register online: https://nlg.org/convention/ To participate in these events, you must register for the NLG Convention. You can attend all Convention events as part of your registration – just follow the directions to create […]

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  • Sept. 21 – Join the NLG IC CLE at the Convention: The Law of Occupation

    Join the NLG International Committee’s CLE program on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, as part of the NLG Convention! The four-hour CLE will take place at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern time. To participate in the CLE, you must register for the NLG Convention. You can attend all Convention events as part of your registration – […]

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  • NLG: Outrageous U.S. sanctions against ICC prosecutors will not quell fight for accountability

    The National Lawyers Guild is outraged at the actions of U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in imposing OFAC economic sanctions on senior prosecution officials of the International Criminal Court, in an attempt to use its coercive economic powers to secure permanent international impunity for U.S. and Israeli war crimes. After […]

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  • Video: Movement Lawyering and Working with Indigenous Communities

    On August 27, 2020, the National Lawyers Guild Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and Environmental Human Rights Committee organized the fourth event in their webinar series, “Movement Lawyering and Working with Indigenous Communities,” hosted by Natali Segovia, co-chair of the IPRC. The speakers during the event were Julianna Repp, Moira Meltzer-Cohen, and Pat Handlin. Lawyers who […]

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  • Sign on: International Community Demands the Release of Jordan Teachers’ Syndicate Leaders and Restoration of the Union

    The following statement was initiated by the National Lawyers Guild International Committee and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Add your signature here: https://bit.ly/jordanteachers We stand in solidarity with the Teachers’ Syndicate of Jordan and its detained leadership. On 25 July, the Jordanian government ordered the union shut down and its 13 central council members […]

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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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  • Video: Indigenous Peoples and the Struggle Against Extractive Industry

    The following webinar was organized by the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee and the Environmental Human Rights Committee of the National Lawyers Guild on June 23, 2020, with speakers Michelle Cook, Leoyla Cowboy Giron, Leona Morgan and Jakeline Romero Epiayu. The panel discussion focused on the impact of extractive industries (mining, oil pipelines, fracking, etc.) on […]

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  • Video: Earth Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty in an International Human Rights Framework with Andy Reid

    This webinar was organized on July 9, 2020 by the National Lawyers Guild’s Environmental Human Rights Committtee and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Committee. The webinar focused on the concept of “earth rights,” indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and the use of international human rights norms, with reflections on lessons from the Black Hills, #NoDAPL and current KXL […]

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