• Disgraceful Suspension of Medical Evacuations Captures US Indifference to Magnitude of Haitian Suffering

    Listen/watch the interview on Democracy Now!’s website Bill Quigley on Democracy Now! The US military has resumed medical evacuation flights of critically injured Haitian earthquake victims to Florida after suspending the flights for five days. The flights were halted in a cost dispute between Florida and the federal government. Just back from Haiti, Bill Quigley […]

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  • Guild Joins Many NGOs in Letter to Asst. Secretary Posner

    Foreign Assistance Act Mandates Report to Congress on Israel’s Human Rights Record The Foreign Assistance Act mandates the U.S. Department of State to report annually to Congress on the human rights records of all states receiving foreign assistance. Multiple NGOs, including the Guild, addressed concerns about Israel to the Obama administration’s new Assistant Secretary of […]

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  • Guild Urges Egypt to Heed International Law Obligations on Gaza Marchers & Convoy

    Safe Passage for All Gaza Freedom March Members and Entire Viva Palestina Convoy If the Government of Egypt fails to allow passage to Gaza of the entire Viva Palestina aid convoy of 250 trucks carrying humanitarian supplies, and all 1,400 members of the Gaza Freedom March, it may be in breach of its obligations under […]

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  • 2009 Report on the Human Rights Situtation in the Philippines by Karapatan

    Karapatan, an alliance of individuals, groups and organizations working for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines, has released its 2009 year end report on the Human Rights Situation in the Philippines. The Report is entitled Oplan Bantay Laya: Blueprint for Terror and Impunity. The report concludes that the U.S.-backed Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo […]

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  • Help the Guild Defend Imprisoned Palestinian Human Rights Defenders

    Defend Human Rights Defenders in Palestine: Read & download the Flyer on the Anti-Wall Prisoners and Imprisoned Human Rights Defenders Palestinian human rights defenders, particularly those involved in campaigns of mass popular struggle against the Israeli annexation wall, have recently been targeted, at an escalating rate, for political imprisonment – including prominent, internationally-known spokespeople and […]

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  • Video: NLG Delgation to Gaza: Report to NLG Convention

    Video of presentations by Radhika Sainath, Reem Salahi, Tom Nelson, and James Leas  

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  • Haiti: Don’t Honor Tainted Election

    Brian Concannon and Ira Kurzban, Miami Herald Late last month, Haiti’s government took the undemocratic and dangerous step of excluding 15 political parties, including Haiti’s most popular party, Fanmi Lavalas, from parliamentary elections scheduled for February and March 2010. The decision threatens not only Haiti’s democracy and stability, but billions in foreign investments financed by […]

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  • IADL Warns Against “Electoral Charade” in Haiti

    Kim Ives, Haiti Liberte This past week saw outcry from legal professionals around the globe against the election fiasco unfolding in Haiti after the Provisional Electoral Council’s exclusion of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s Lavalas Family party (FL) and 13 others from parliamentary elections set for Feb. 28 and Mar. 3, 2010. On Dec. 11, the […]

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  • Toolkit for Local Resolutions Calling for Senate/Presidential Ratification of the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

    This is a packet of information and a suggested/model resolution for human rights activists/Guild Chapters, including law school chapters, to use in their local jurisdictions to promote a HUMAN RIGHTS framework for collective/governmental responsibility for peoples’ health care, housing, education, jobs and the safety net that allows people to live a dignified existence in an […]

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  • $19 Million Judgment Upheld Against Former Haitian CIA Agent and Death Squad Leader

    Toto Constant Liable for Rape, Other Torture, Attempted Killing (NEW YORK, December 1, 2009). Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $19 million judgment against Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, the former leader of Haiti’s notorious death squad known as FRAPH, concluding “there is no basis on which to challenge the judgment of the district […]

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