• 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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  • 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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  • Over 475 lawyers, legal organizations and human rights defenders support lawyer Steven Donziger

    NEW YORK, May 18 – Over 75 organizations, including international legal organizations and major human rights networks, signed on to an open letter released today in support of environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who has faced nearly unprecedented sanctions from a U.S. federal judge for his pursuit of Chevron for a judgment against the oil giant […]

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  • 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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