• NLG Korean Peace Project Joins National Strategy Session

    On September 16-17 the NLG Korean Peace Project will participate in the National Campaign to End the Korean War’s National Strategy Session in Washington DC. Key experts on Korean Policy and lobbying from around the country will gather to learn about successful Capital Hill strategies and to plan organizing to further our efforts to end […]

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  • Honduras NLG/AAJ/IADL Delegation Returns: Op Ed from NLG’s Emily Yozell

    A joint delegation of the Guild, AAJ and IADL returned on August 30 after a busy five day mission to Tegucigalpa. Their report will be posted at the Task Force on the Americas website in English and Spanish as soon as completed. Press Release August 31, 2009 Fact-finding mission of international jurists returns from Honduras […]

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  • Joint NLG/AAJ/IADL delegation arrives in Honduras

    Exploring Constitutional Issues Behind Coup and Referendum for Constituent Assembly The NLG and its allied legal organizations, the AAJ (Association of American Jurists), NCBL (National Congress of Black Lawyers) and IADL (International Association of Democratic Lawyers) have sent a delegation of 13 attorneys to Honduras to investigate the international law and Honduran constitutional law issues […]

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  • 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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