• National Lawyers Guild initiates campaign to raise awareness of the attack on the Puerto Rican Bar Association

    San Juan, Puerto Rico: A delegation of 15 people from the National Lawyers Guild International Committee has just concluded a four day visit to Puerto Rico. Contacts: Attorney Susan Scott, 916/849-3695, syscott@progidy.net Attorney Emily Yozell, 787/368-5740, emyozell@gmail.com After conducting an onsite investigation of the Puerto Rican government’s policies aimed at individuals who promote and defend […]

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  • Two Important Resources on Gaza: Links to IADL White Paper & NLG Gaza Delegation Report

    A White Paper by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers explains the reasoning and legal bases underlying IADL’s condemnation of the Israeli bombardment and invasion of Gaza. And a Final Report by the NLG’s Delegation to Gaza states the evidence establishing the case that the Israeli military committed significant violations of international law. Important New […]

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  • Guild Joins Many NGOs in Letter to Asst. Secretary Posner

    Foreign Assistance Act Mandates Report to Congress on Israel’s Human Rights Record The Foreign Assistance Act mandates the U.S. Department of State to report annually to Congress on the human rights records of all states receiving foreign assistance. Multiple NGOs, including the Guild, addressed concerns about Israel to the Obama administration’s new Assistant Secretary of […]

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  • Guild Urges Egypt to Heed International Law Obligations on Gaza Marchers & Convoy

    Safe Passage for All Gaza Freedom March Members and Entire Viva Palestina Convoy If the Government of Egypt fails to allow passage to Gaza of the entire Viva Palestina aid convoy of 250 trucks carrying humanitarian supplies, and all 1,400 members of the Gaza Freedom March, it may be in breach of its obligations under […]

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  • IADL Warns Against “Electoral Charade” in Haiti

    Kim Ives, Haiti Liberte This past week saw outcry from legal professionals around the globe against the election fiasco unfolding in Haiti after the Provisional Electoral Council’s exclusion of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s Lavalas Family party (FL) and 13 others from parliamentary elections set for Feb. 28 and Mar. 3, 2010. On Dec. 11, the […]

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  • $19 Million Judgment Upheld Against Former Haitian CIA Agent and Death Squad Leader

    Toto Constant Liable for Rape, Other Torture, Attempted Killing (NEW YORK, December 1, 2009). Today, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $19 million judgment against Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, the former leader of Haiti’s notorious death squad known as FRAPH, concluding “there is no basis on which to challenge the judgment of the district […]

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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