• July 9, Webinar: Earth Rights and Indigenous Sovereignty in an International Human Rights Framework with Andy Reid

    Join the National Lawyers Guild’s Environmental Human Rights Committtee and Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee for a webinar on Thursday, July 9, at 4:00 pm Pacific – 7:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will focus on the concept of “earth rights,” indigenous sovereignty and resistance, and the use of international human rights norms, with reflections on lessons […]

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  • Video: Decolonization, Discovery, Sovereignty, and Neocolonialism

    On June 26, the NLG Indigenous Peoples Rights Committee and Environmental Human Rights Committee hosted a webinar with Tupac Enrique Acosta of Tonatierra. This foundational decolonization webinar addresses the Doctrine of Discovery, the intersection between indigenous and environmental struggles, facing the challenges of neocolonialism (i.e., the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)) and the forced disappearance of the […]

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  • NLG and IADL file amicus brief in Donziger case, highlighting corporate impunity and human rights violations

    An amicus brief was filed today by the National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers in the Second Circuit on behalf of human rights attorney, Steven Donziger, supporting his request for mandamus relief. The brief provides an international human rights law perspective on shocking treatment of Mr. Donziger in nearly a decade legal […]

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  • June 25 Webinar: Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Decolonization and Indigenous Self-Determination

    Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery: Decolonization and Indigenous Self-Determination Online Event via Zoom Thursday, June 25 4:00 pm Pacific – 7:00 pm Eastern   REGISTER ONLINE: https://bit.ly/decolonizationwebinar Featured speaker: Tupac Enrique Acosta, Tonatierra Join us for this foundational decolonization webinar addressing the Doctrine of Discovery, the intersection between indigenous and environmental struggles, facing the challenges of neocolonialism […]

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  • Jeanne Mirer and Jerry Wallingford: States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote

    Jeanne Mirer, co-chair of the NLG International Committee and President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and Jerry Wallingford, NLG member and criminal defense attorney, published the following article in JURIST on the threats to voting rights in the U.S. We urge you to read and share in your networks. https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2020/06/jeanne-mirrer-jerry-wallingford-voter-protections/ States are Legally […]

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  • Over 100 international lawyers and lawyers’ associations urge: No to Philippines Anti-Terrorism Bill

    Over 100 international lawyers and lawyers’ associations issued an open letter to President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, and members of the Congress of the Philippines. The urgent open letter was issued to express high levels of concern about the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill in the Philippines, which has been harshly criticized […]

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  • 31 May, online event: Sanctioned Countries Denounce New US Military Threats

    Sanctioned Countries Denounce New US military Threats on Sunday, May 31 at 1:00 pm Eastern/10:00 am Pacific. Organized by the Sanctions Kill Campaign. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f5ntIQ8ORBC6u1cts7t7vQ We will hear from these esteemed speakers: Palestine: Dr. Medhat Abbas, Director of Primary Care, speaking from Gaza, Yemen: Dr. Yahyia Mohammed Saleh Murshed, Union of Arab Academics, speaking from Sana’a University, […]

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  • Sign on: Demand a fair trial for Ebru Timtik, Aytaç Ünsal and imprisoned lawyers in Turkey

    Lawyers in Turkey are facing harsh repression. 18 lawyers, members of the Progressive Lawyers’ Association (ÇHD) in Turkey – an affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) were sentenced to total of 159 years in prison in March 2019, including Selcuk Kozagacli, a Bureau Member of IADL. They were tried and sentenced because […]

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  • Over 475 lawyers, legal organizations and human rights defenders support lawyer Steven Donziger

    NEW YORK, May 18 – Over 75 organizations, including international legal organizations and major human rights networks, signed on to an open letter released today in support of environmental lawyer Steven Donziger, who has faced nearly unprecedented sanctions from a U.S. federal judge for his pursuit of Chevron for a judgment against the oil giant […]

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  • Important Webinars of Interest on May 14

    There are three important webinars of interest on May 14, 2020 for International Committee members. Please send your webinars and online events to international@nlg.org to make sure they are listed here! USPCN National Webinar in commemoration of the Nakba – moderated by IC Co-Chair Suzanne Adely. Thursday, 14 May, 11:30 am Pacific/1:30 Central/2:30 EasternWatch on […]

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