• NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to Foreign Policy Magazine Urging them to Uphold Free Speech and Free Press

    The NLG, American Association of Jurists, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers have sent a letter to Foreign Policy in response to Venezuela’s right-wing leader Leopoldo López’s request that the magazine retract or publish a rebuttal to Roberto Lovato’s recent piece, “The Making of Leopoldo López”. Read the full letter to Foreign Policy below. Download […]

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  • NLG urges immediate release of hunger striking Palestinian lawyer Muhammed Allan

    The National Lawyers Guild urges the immediate release of hunger-striking Palestinian lawyer and administrative detainee, Muhammed Allan, as he nears death in his third month on open hunger strike. Allan is now in a coma and attached to a ventilator. He is threatened with force-feeding at any moment under the new Israeli “Law to Prevent […]

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  • International Association of Democratic Lawyers opposes move to war in Japan

    The International Association of Democratic Lawyers, of which the NLG is a member, issued the following statement on the moves to war in Japan: The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), a non-governmental organization with consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), and with affiliates throughout the globe, has […]

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  • International Legal and Human Rights Organizations Endorse Palestinian Human Rights Call to Act on UN Gaza Report

    The National Lawyers Guild, along with a number of prominent legal and human rights organizations, issued a statement of support for Palestinian human rights organizations’ call for international action on the UN’s Gaza commission report, in particular action by the International Criminal Court. As international legal and human rights organizations, we endorse the below statement […]

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  • Could Israel finally be held accountable?

    By Azadeh Shahshahani and Audrey Bomse The following article, by NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani and Palestine Subcommittee co-chair Audrey Bomse, was published in Al-Jazeera America on July 30: Link to original article: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/7/could-israel-finally-be-held-accountable.html In a highly unusual pretrial chamber ruling on July 16, International Criminal Court (ICC) judges reversed a decision by the court’s chief […]

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  • U.S. Grassroots Groups file Request for Hearing on Right to Water and Sanitation at International Human Rights Commission

    Washington, DC – July 29, 2015 – Yesterday, on the 5th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution on the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation, the US Human Rights Network, along with more than twenty U.S. grassroots and national groups including the National Lawyers Guild, individuals, and universities filed a […]

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  • July 30, NYC: Press Conference on Death Sentences in Egypt

    There is growing concern that Egypt I​​​ntends to Execute Dr. Morsi and others: Press Conference at 12 noon on July 30, 2015 Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Avenue at 48th St. New York, NY 10017 On behalf of Code Pink, International Action, Georgia for Peace, Gandhi BE Magazine, Gandhi for Peace, Euro Palestine, Stop the War, […]

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  • Response to Ms. Loida Lewis from IPT Convener National Lawyers Guild

    The National Lawyers Guild, as a convenor of the International People’s Tribunal (IPT), wishes to respond to the comments made by Ms. Loida Nicolas Lewis on Balitang America following the verdict of the IPT finding the Aquino and US Governments are: 1. GUILTY of gross human rights violations involving the civil and political rights of […]

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  • International Verdict Declares Philippine President Aquino Guilty

    WASHINGTON DC– Azadeh Shahshahani, prominent human rights attorney and author, delivered the verdict declaring Philippine President Aquino and the U.S. Government, as represented by President Obama, “GUILTY of gross and systematic violations of human rights.” “Over the past two long, painful and enraging days, We have closely and keenly listened, watched, seen, asked, pondered on […]

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  • Prensa Latina: US Lawyers Support Venezuela Against Obama Decree

    Caracas, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) A group made up of 20 American lawyers, members of a National Lawyers Guild, today will continue its contacts with representatives of the public authorities of the Venezuelan State to express its rejection to the Executive Order decree. The measure, issued by United States presidency, declared Venezuela last March 9 […]

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