• 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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  • 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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