• 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: 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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  • NLG International Statement on Economic Sanctions/Unilateral Coercive Measures

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee condemns the U.S. government’s illegal use of unilateral coercive measures (UCMs) to force regime change by undermining the economies of countries whose governments it opposes. The recent financial and secondary sanctions imposed by the Trump administration against Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran are openly intended to destroy their economies and […]

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  • CLE Registration: ” The Use of International Law to Confront the Trump Agenda” – join us August 3!

    International Committee CLE: The Use of International Law to Confront the Trump Agenda Online Registration This CLE will take place on Thursday, August 3 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the  UDC David A. Clarke School of Law:4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008. (Map). NLG Convention participants, non-participants and all interested lawyers, legal workers and law […]

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  • Audio: Drones and Targeted Killing Panel and Presentation

    With Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn, David Akerson The audio recording (downloadable or streamable online) is now available for “Drones and Targeted Killing,” the book presentation and panel discussion from the March 7 National Lawyers Guild International Committee retreat in Denver. The discussion includes presentations by Marjorie Cohn (Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law), Jeanne Mirer […]

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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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