• NLG Labor & Employment Committee: May Day Demands During COVID-19 and Beyond

    The following statement was prepared by the NLG Labor and Employment Committee: The NLG expresses solidarity with workers and communities across the globe who are mobilizing on May Day 2020.  Around the globe, International Workers Day is a day of celebration of the working class movement and its achievements. It is also a day to escalate […]

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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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  • NLG joins 164 organizations to demand: Stop Deportations to Haiti

    The National Lawyers Guild joined a coalition of 164 organizations to demand an end to deportations to Haiti, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The press release and the letter with signatories are republished below: As 3 deportees to Haiti and 75 Deportees to Guatemala Test Positive for Coronavirus, 164 Organizations from the U.S. and Haiti […]

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  • May 9: Sanctions Kill webinar on U.S. unilateral coercive measures

    The National Lawyers Guild is an endorser of the Sanctions Kill campaign. Register below at the link to attend this important webinar being organized against U.S. sanctions and unilateral coercive measures, with the participation of the Syrian and Nicaraguan ambassadors and the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela. Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_guql-H2qS22fnXY4u_1afA 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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  • Video: 1 Year Since Julian Assange’s Arrest

    Marjorie Cohn, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, joined Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower, and Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, on Saturday, April 11 for a livestreamed webinar to mark one year since the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The panel was moderated by Aaron Maté, writer for The Nation and host […]

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  • IC supports Statement of Condemnation of the Decision of USA Against Venezuela by the World Peace Council

    As the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, an 83-year old human rights legal organization in the United States, we endorse the below statement by the World Peace Council. The statement correctly criticizes United States policy toward Venezuela including its economic blockade, political subversion, and declaration that Venezuela’s leaders are drug traffickers. We believe […]

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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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  • Legal community open letter urges end to U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

    April 3, 2020 – Over 200 lawyers and legal organizations called on the United States to drop its sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as the countries race to fight COVID-19 in an open letter released Friday. The global pandemic has drawn attention to the devastating effects of U.S. sanctions on these countries, as well as […]

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  • Sign on: Legal letter against sanctions on Iran and Venezuela amid COVID-19

    The following letter is initiated by the National Lawyers Guild, Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, American Association of Jurists and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. We welcome all signatures from lawyers, legal workers, law students and legal organizations. PLEASE SIGN BEFORE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 AT 2 PM Pacific/5 PM Eastern FOR PUBLICATION/DISTRIBUTION. We will welcome […]

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