• National Lawyers Guild Calls on US to Cut Ties with Illegal Junta in Honduras

    ¬†Letter to State Department and Obama The National Lawyers Guild calls for concrete action in response to the military coup perpetrated against the democratically- elected government of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras which included the kidnapping and expulsion of President Zelaya and his Foreign Minister, Patricia Rodas, the detention the Cuban, Venezuelan and Nicaraguan ambassadors, […]

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  • NLG’s Jeanner Mirer elected to IADL presidency

    Our own NLG IC member Jeanne Mirer was elected to a four year term as President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Congrats to Jeanne. She is the first NLG member and first woman to head the IADL. Osamu Niikura of Japan was elected Secretary General.

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  • NLG and IADL issue white paper on illegal occupation

    During the bombardment and invasion of Gaza by Israel in December 2008 and January 2009 the International Association of Democratic Lawyers condemned Israeli actions in Gaza. We issued statements that these actions violated international law, the laws of war and international humanitarian law. IADL also called for Israel to be held accountable for these violations…. […]

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  • Puerto Rico Bar Association Under Attack for its Progressive and Independista politics

    The Puerto Rico Bar Association, founded in 1840, is the oldest professional organization in Puerto Rico and the third oldest in the American hemisphere. It is a mandatory organization, similar to the majority of state bar associations in the U.S., such as California and Florida, where membership is required. In addition to providing services to […]

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  • ONSLAUGHT: Israel’s Attack of Gaza and the Rule of Law – National Lawyers Guild Gaza Delegation Report

    During its 22 day offensive, Israeli forces killed more than 1400 Palestinians, including at least 288 children, and injured over 5300, of which at least 1606 were children. The majority of those killed were civilians. Two weeks after Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire, a National Lawyers Guild Delegation of seven attorneys and one law student […]

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  • NLG Delegation Observes Election of FMLN: Preliminary Report

    El Salvador, the smallest and most densely populated Central American country with the most extreme disparity of wealth and poverty, has turned a new page. For the first time in its history, a party dedicated to structural improvement of the lives of the majority poor has come to power with the historic March 15, 2009 […]

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  • Presidential Election Monitoring Delegation to El Salvador Voices Pre-Election Concerns

    San Salvador, El Salvador – A delegation of twenty lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild* arrived March 10 in El Salvador to begin serving as accredited international observers in the presidential election taking place this Sunday, March 15, 2009. As observers of the electoral process in the United States we have seen incidences of fraud […]

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  • Committee Winter Retreat Held in LA

    The International Committee held a successful retreat in Los Angeles in February 2009. Highlights Among the highlights were Bert Voorhees’ presentation on the case of Bowoto v. Chevron Corp, in which Nigerians attempted to hold Chevron accountable at trial for conspiring with and paying the notorious Nigerian military to attack protestors, murdering at least seven […]

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  • Strong Indications of Violations of the Laws of War, U.S. Law, and War Crimes Found in the Gaza Strip: Guild Gaza Delegation Reports

    We are a delegation of 8 American lawyers, members of the National Lawyers Guild in the United States, who have come here to the Gaza Strip to assess the effects of the recent attacks on the people, and to determine what, if any, violations of international law occurred and whether U.S. domestic law has been […]

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  • Join the Struggle for Korean Peace & Unification

    Supporting the peace in Korea remains one of the most exciting and difficult organizing efforts. The work remains exciting and dynamic because of its potential for world peace and due to the issues confronted by this long-standing conflict. While often viewed as a conflict between the North and South, in reality it is the United […]

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