• Honduran Democracy Activist Urgently Needs Your Solidarity

    We are reposting the following call to action from the Alliance for Global Justice: Honduran democracy activist Edwin Espinal Robelo has been detained by authorities. Even though he is a civilian, he is scheduled to appear before a military tribunal this week. Espinal has been denied the right to meet with his lawyer. Click here: […]

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  • NLG Letter on paramilitary attack on Colombian Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado

    The following letter was sent by NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan to Colombian President Juan Miguel Santos following a paramilitary attack on the Peace Comunity of San Jose de Apartado on December 29, 2017.  The attack came following repeated complaints to the police and Colombian army in the area about threats to the Peace […]

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  • Honduras Solidarity Network statement on US recognition of Honduran election results

    Honduras Solidarity Network of North America DECLARATION DECEMBER 22, 2017 In light of today’s statement from the US Department of State congratulating Juan Orlando Hernandez on his election victory, the Honduras Solidarity Network of North America (HSN) declares the following: We reject the deceitful and arrogant position of the US government which ignores the clamor […]

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  • NLG denounces Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem, urges freedom for detained Palestinian lawyers

    Please note: As of Monday, 11 December, the three lawyers were released after one week in interrogation. The National Lawyers Guild expresses its strongest condemnation of the latest illegal and dangerous declaration of U.S President Donald Trump purporting to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli state. This move seeks to legitimize occupation and […]

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  • December 5, NYC: Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process and the Case of Simon Trinidad

    Tuesday, Dec. 5 6:00 pm Manhattan Theatre Club 311 W. 43rd St, NYC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2049128295309085/ Challenges of the Colombian Peace Process and the case of Simon Trinidad Since the FARC- EP and the Colombian government signed a peace accord there continues to be terrible human rights abuses with targeted assassinations of human rights leaders. In […]

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  • Turkey: IADL Protests the Arrest of Lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı and Demands his Immediate Release

    The following statement was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), of which the NLG is a member organization. Jeanne Mirer, IC co-chair, is also President of the IADL, and IC co-chair Suzanne Adely is a member of the IADL’s Bureau. The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) is a non-governmental organization of […]

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  • Joint statement on President Trump’s visit to Japan and South Korea

    On the occasion of the visit of US president Trump to Japan and South Korea, we demand an end to the US- DPRK escalation in military threats. On September 19, 2017, in his first appearance before the United Nations, President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea, showing absolute contempt and disregard for all […]

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  • NLG IC letter to US State Department on Gaza electricity crisis

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging action in response to the humanitarian crisis for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip created by the siege on Gaza and the ongoing electricity crisis caused by punitive actions by Israel, the Occupying Power, as well as by […]

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  • Maryland organizations protest anti-BDS executive order

    Both the Maryland and DC chapters of the National Lawyers Guild signed on to a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, in response to him signing a new anti-BDS executive order that attempts to sanction the growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel over its violations of Palestinian human rights. The executive order […]

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  • Azadeh Shahshahani: The US role in forced migration from the Middle East

    The following piece was published in English and Arabic on Open Global Rights by Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Project Director of Project South, past president of the National Lawyers Guild and past co-chair of the International Committee. The text is re-published below, or you can visit the original site

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