• UN Human Rights Committee Calls for Closing Guantanamo, Helping Katrina Victims

    By Ann Fagan Ginger, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute The UN Human Rights Committee, with members from every region of the world, met in July in Geneva and listened to representatives of 40 U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who described specific human rights problems in the U.S. since 9/11, including the treatment of Katrina victims and Guantanamo […]

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  • 2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report: The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law

    Laura Safer Espinoza and Susan Scott, Task Force on the Americas A delegation of 16 lawyers, 6 law students and a filmmaker, who went to Caracas for a week in early February 2006, has completed a report, entitled “The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law.” The above link will take you to a pdf […]

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  • What is the Status of LGTB Rights in Cuba & the U.S.A?

    Daniela Castillo What are the most significant differences between LGTB rights in Cuba and the United States? In Cuba Employment: Cuba’s new labor code recognizes sexual orientation as a form of unacceptable discrimination. Gender identity was discussed, but evidently not so far included. Criminalization of Private Sex Acts: According to Dr. Alberto Roque, private homosexual […]

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  • Responses to the U.S. Report to the UN Human Rights Committee

    By Ann Schneider, National Lawyers Guild-New York City Chapter The new UN subcommittee of the NLG International Committee initiated a diverse panel discussion at the United Nations Church Center in New York City on March 23rd. The event was organized from Maryland by Curtis Cooper with the assistance of John Kim, Olivia Kraus, Shashi Kara, […]

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  • 2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report

    The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law By Laura Safer Espinoza and Susan Scott, Task Force on the Americas A delegation of 16 lawyers, 6 law students and a filmmaker, who went to Caracas for a week in early February 2006, has completed a report, entitled “The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law.” […]

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  • Responses to the U.S. Report to the UN Human Rights Committee

    Ann Schneider, National Lawyers Guild-New York City Chapter The new UN subcommittee of the NLG International Committee initiated a diverse panel discussion at the United Nations Church Center in New York City on March 23rd. The event was organized from Maryland by Curtis Cooper with the assistance of John Kim, Olivia Kraus, Shashi Kara, Renate […]

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  • Legal Delegation Visits Haiti

    Ravi Reddy On March 6th, four law students from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law traveled to Haiti on behalf of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and the Pittsburgh National Lawyer’s Guild Chapter to conduct research on the independence of the judiciary in Haiti. They published a report, The Independence of […]

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  • Palestinian Prisoners and International Law

    Audrey Bomse* INTRODUCTION: Since 1967, well over 650,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza have been detained by Israel for resisting the Occupation. This constitutes approximately 20% of the total Palestinian population in the Occupied Territories and 40% of the total male population.[1] Approximately half a million Palestinians have been prosecuted in Israeli courts. […]

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  • New Trade Union Initiative Launched In India

    Robin Alexander, UE Director of International Affairs When President Bush arrived in India in early March, he was greeted by hundreds of thousands of protesters. Fortunately, when I arrived in India a few days later, I received a much warmer welcome. As a representative of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), […]

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  • Accountability for International Development Banks and their Sponsors The Pending COHRE Petition for Atrocities in Guatemala

    By Bret Thiele and Mayra Gomez A petition filed by the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) in September, 2004, based on displacements and killings in Guatemala has been initially accepted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The petition seeks to hold the Government of Guatemala, the Government of the United States, […]

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