• IC/LEC CLE Registration for Law for the People 2019: Human Rights for the People: The Gig Economy, Precarity and the Right to Healthcare

    Human Rights for the People: The Gig Economy, Precarity and the Right to Healthcare Thursday, October 17 1 pm to 5 pm at the Law for the People Convention 21c Museum Hotel Durham 111 Corcoran Street, Durham, North Carolina This CLE is being presented by the National Lawyers Guild’s International Committee and Labor and Employment […]

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  • Statement of International Solidarity with the People’s Movement in Algeria

    The National Lawyers Guild is a signatory of the following statement: The Algerian anti-colonial revolution was a catalyst for liberation struggles around the world. Algeria has strayed far from that historic mission and the people’s independence was confiscated by a comprador military-oligarchic elite that, for decades, has dispossessed, pauperized and stifled Algerians and Algerian political […]

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  • NLG Releases Report Documenting Human Rights Violations of Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and illuminating the injustices and human rights […]

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  • Report: The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti

    NLG San Francisco Bay Area president and NLG International Committee member Judith Mirkinson participated in an April fact-finding trip to Haiti on the Lasalin Massacre. The NLG and the Haiti Action Committee released the following report documenting their findings, The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti. “The Lasalin massacre was designed to punish and destroy a neighborhood long known as […]

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  • The Debt of Justice: Delay in Berta Cáceres case causes concern

    Paris, Tegucigalpa – May 29, 2019.- Six months ago today, seven men were found guilty of the murder of indigenous Lenca leader and human rights defender Berta Caceres and the attempted murder of Mexican environmental activist, Gustavo Castro who was also injured in the attack on March 2, 2016. Members of the Mission that observed […]

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  • New article focuses on prisoner hunger strikes and the globalized use of force-feeding

    Azadeh Shahshahani of Project South, past president of the National Lawyers Guild, and Priti Arvind Patel of the Capitol Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition authored a new article in the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, published at University of Michigan Law School: “From Pelican Bay to Palestine: The Legal Normalization of Force-Feeding Hunger-Strikers.” Hunger-strikes present […]

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  • Police invade Venezuelan embassy, arrest protectors in violation of Vienna Convention

    On Thursday, May 16, Washington DC Metropolitan Police invaded the Venezuelan Embassy, arresting four Embassy Protection Collective civilian activists present at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. This action was carried out in violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, both treaties ratified by the U.S. that […]

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  • Announcing National Lawyers Guild delegation to Colombia: August 3-10, 2019

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) announces its upcoming delegation to Colombia to be held from August 3 – 10, 2019. This delegation continues the Guild’s on-going solidarity work in Colombia and Latin America, particularly given Colombia’s geopolitical importance, the rise of the far right in the region and the increasing political and military alliance with […]

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  • SIGN ON: Letter to U.S. Government Denouncing Attacks on Venezuelan Embassy

    Sign on to the letter at bit.ly/VZembassy. Download the letter and see the full list of signatories here (list in formation). Full text of the letter is below. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo U.S. Special Representative to Venezuela Elliott Abrams U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Randolph D. Alles, Director William J. Callahan, Deputy […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild International Statement on the Venezuelan Embassy and U.S. Sanctions

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee unequivocally condemns the threats posed by the government of the United States and Washington D.C. Police Department to the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.  We also condemn the unilateral financial sanctions imposed by the U.S. government intended to force “regime change” in Venezuela by limiting people’s access […]

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