• International tribunal holds U.S. and Mexico jointly responsible for crimes against humanity in Mexico

    Calls for suspension of all U.S. military and police aid Issues presented included disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Acteal and San Fernando massacres, feminicide and gender violence, militarization of the border, case of the ExBraceros, and abuses against migrant youth The preliminary verdict of the International Tribunal of Conscience will be presented on December […]

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  • NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

    CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight municipalities, where they observed hundreds of voters participate. The delegation found that there were […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild International condemns killing of human rights defender Tahir Elci in Turkey

    Diyarbakir Bar Association President Tahir Elci, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender was shot dead with a single bullet to his head earlier today, on November 28, 2015. A gun battle broke out between police and unidentified individuals as Tahir Elci was making a statement calling for an end to the ongoing state violence […]

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  • TAKE ACTION To REALLY Normalize Relations with Cuba!

    We are asking your support for the  Emergency Resolution on Cuba which the NLG Convention in Oakland unanimously passed on October 24, 2015. It urges President Obama to use his expansive legal authority to substantially lift the continuing U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, instead of waiting and blaming Congress for not fully repealing the 55 […]

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  • International observers establish flaws in Haiti’s October 25 vote

    National Lawyers Guild calls for Independent Investigation By NLG/IADL (NEW YORK, November 24, 2015) – A new report by international election observers concludes that Haiti’s October 25, 2015 presidential and legislative elections fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections, and calls for an independent investigation to address widespread allegations of fraud. “Haiti’s next […]

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  • NLG Members Release Film, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and Land Grabbing in Honduras

    A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to Honduras in August 2015 to produce a film documenting the looming threat of the first semi-autonomous zones, known as Zones for Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs). The film titled, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and land grabbing in Honduras is being released today. Watch the video online: ZEDEs, […]

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  • NLG denounces Saudi-led military attack on Yemen, US complicity

    The National Lawyers Guild’s Taskforce for U.S. Accountability in the MENA Region issued the following statement denouncing the Saudi-led war on Yemen and US complicity and involvement: The National Lawyers Guild condemns the Saudi-led military assault on Yemen and the devastation it has wrought on the Yemeni people. NLG also condemns United States complicity in […]

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  • NLG resolution urgently calls on US government to normalize Cuba relations, end persecution of anti-blockade activists

    The following resolution was passed by the National Lawyers Guild unanimously at its 78th convention, in Oakland, California, on October 24, 2015, reiterating its call to fully end the blockade on Cuba and also demanding an end to the IRS proceedings against the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) and other threats against organizations and […]

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  • Electoral Delegation to Venezuela: December 2-10, 2015

    Venezuela has been at the forefront of sweeping changes in Latin America. Its Bolivarian Revolution heralded in a transformative decade that propelled millions of Venezuelans out of poverty, and inspired other democratic revolutions throughout the continent. Today’s Latin America looks nothing like it did 15 years ago: tens of millions of citizens have unprecedented access […]

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  • Mexican Government on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

    NLG Co-Convenor of International Tribunal The NLG and NLG-NYC Chapter are co-convenors of the International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement (ITCPM) to take place in New York City, September 25-27, 2015. The Tribunal coincides with the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping and forced disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa. MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ON TRIAL […]

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