• Video: Jeanne Mirer on Agent Orange and the Campaign for Justice

    Jeanne Mirer, co-chair of the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild and President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, speaks about the campaign for justice for the victims of Agent Orange on legal, public and legislative levels, and the call for a Day of Action on August 10, 2012, Agent Orange Day. Filmed […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Delegation Observes Changes in the Electoral Process in El Salvador

    The National Lawyers Guild (“NLG”) is an association of attorneys, law students, and legal workers that has worked to defend human rights since its founding seventy-five years ago as an alternative to the then racially discriminatory American Bar Association. The NLG has previously sent official observers to elections in Asia, Europe, and throughout the Americas. […]

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  • Peoples’ and Civil Society Call for Decade for People of African Descent

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee has signed on to the following call for an International Decade for People of African Descent. If your organization would like to sign on, please email all endorsements to kakuno@ushrnetwork.org. Peoples’ and Civil Society letter to the United Nations Member States calling for the UN General Assembly to declare […]

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  • Haiti Committee Annual Report

    MEMORANDUM To: NLG International Committee From: Haiti Subcommittee Date: December 25, 2010 Re: Annual Report The Haiti Subcommittee has had a busy year. Although Haiti was devastated repeatedly by natural and political disasters, the progressive legal community in the United States stepped up to the task in solidarity with our Haitian colleagues including many Guild […]

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  • US will pay for Haitian vote fraud

    Brian Concannon and Jeena Shah, Boston Globe THE DECISION last Thursday to recount the votes in Haiti’s disputed elections is like rearranging the chairs on the Titanic. As this week’s continued protests demonstrate, it will not avoid the catastrophe. Resolving Haiti’s election woes requires the financial backers of the flawed election process — especially the […]

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  • Letters supporting labor rights submitted to Mexican High Commissioner

    On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, a press conference was organized in Mexico City to announce the submission of 51 letters from prominent labor and human rights organizations, law firms, law professors and judges, requesting intervention in order to ensure a meaningful harmonization of national legislation with the international commitments assumed by Mexico in the area […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Demands an End to Persecution of French BDS Activists

    Monday, November 29th marked UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – while in France, it marked the trial of 12 Palestine solidarity activists for promoting the boycott of Israeli goods. In 2007, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) adopted a resolution that, among other determinations, urged divestment from Israel and boycott of all […]

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  • Resources and Documents on the Human Rights Framework

    5The following resources and documents on the Human Rights framework are meant to be used to encourage discussion and action in the Guild to utilize human rights law in order to protect, ensure and expand economic and social rights. Resources Guild Visioning Committee Concept Paper on Human Rights – Using Human Rights to Build the […]

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  • International Committee Webinar highlights “material support” laws

    The International Committee held a webinar with CCR Senior Managing Attorney Shayana Kadidal on Wednesday, November 17 on HLP v. Holder, material support, and international solidarity activism. The webinar audio is now available for listening/download. The webinar may be downloaded here: http://nlginternational.org/audio/hlp-v-holder-shayana-kadidal.mp3 Recent events have raised many questions for international solidarity activists whose work challenges […]

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  • NLG urges ratification of CEDAW

    The National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on November 16, 2010 urging that the U.S. ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Signed by NLG President David Gespass, the letter points out that the U.S.’s claimed commitment to women’s rights […]

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