• Full Video: Peace Beyond the Peace Talks – Updates on the Philippine Situation with the NDFP Negotiating Panel

    The National Lawyers Guild joined the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines to host a series of livestream screenings of a forum on the peace process in the Philippines with representatives of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines negotiating panel on Saturday, August 26. The livestreams took place in cities across the […]

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  • 26 August: Peace Beyond the Peace Talks – Livestream Updates on the Philippine Situation

    The National Lawyers Guild is a co-convenor of these forums across the United States along with the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-USA and ICHRP-Netherlands) Join us for a special livestream forum on the stalled peace process in the Philippines with the Peace Process Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front-Philippines based […]

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  • #RiceNotBullets #FastForFilipinoFarmers April 7-8

    As the National Lawyers Guild is a member of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), our comrades in the ICHRP Northern California Network have invited us to participate in a 24-hour solidarity fast with the farmers and Lumad victims of the Kidapawan massacre. The fast will begin on April 7 at 9pm EST (April […]

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  • NLG IC calls for justice for Kidapawan violence against Philippines farmers and indigenous people

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee expresses its strongest solidarity with the people’s movement in the Philippines following the violent events in Kidapawan, Mindanao, Philippines on April 1, 2016. Over 5,000 subsistance farmers and indigenous Lumads from different parts of the region were protesting on the Kidapawan highway, calling for the release of immediate emergency […]

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  • Response to Ms. Loida Lewis from IPT Convener National Lawyers Guild

    The National Lawyers Guild, as a convenor of the International People’s Tribunal (IPT), wishes to respond to the comments made by Ms. Loida Nicolas Lewis on Balitang America following the verdict of the IPT finding the Aquino and US Governments are: 1. GUILTY of gross human rights violations involving the civil and political rights of […]

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  • International Verdict Declares Philippine President Aquino Guilty

    WASHINGTON DC– Azadeh Shahshahani, prominent human rights attorney and author, delivered the verdict declaring Philippine President Aquino and the U.S. Government, as represented by President Obama, “GUILTY of gross and systematic violations of human rights.” “Over the past two long, painful and enraging days, We have closely and keenly listened, watched, seen, asked, pondered on […]

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  • International Tribunal to Hear Rights Violations in the Philippines

    The National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers are among the co-convenors of an international tribunal to try cases of human rights violations under the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III, launched on March 12 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. Dubbed as the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT), the initiative […]

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  • NLG Members attend COLAP V in Manila

    On September 18 and 19, more than 250 attorneys from 23 countries gathered in Manila to attend the fifth Conference of Lawyers in the Asia Pacific (COLAP V). The conference sponsored by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers was organized this year by the National Union of People’s Lawyers of the Philippines (NUPL). Though the […]

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  • NLG Philippines Election Delegation Publishes Report

    In early May, 2010, a seven member delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) in the U.S. traveled to the Philippines to observe their 2010 elections. This trip was part of a broader effort by the NLG to work in solidarity with human rights lawyers and people’s organizations in the Philippines. The NLG delegation found […]

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  • Philippine Elections Rife with Violence, Irregularities and Voting System Malfunctions

    New York: Seven members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) observed pre-electoral and election-day conditions during the Philippines’ historic election last week and found widespread irregularities, a high potential for fraud, voter machine breakdowns, military intimidation and a deadly gun battle inside the poll. NLG observers joined over 80 other observers from 12 different countries […]

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