• NLG joins in Universal Periodic Review of US human rights compliance

    The National Lawyers Guild participated with more than 300 organizations, including the US Human Rights Network and the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers Network, to promote the use of international law and the human rights framework and advocate for US ratification of treaties that recognize economic, social and cultural rights. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) […]

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  • Puerto Rican Political Prisoners: 30 Years in US Prisons

    Jan Susler of the People’s Law Office delivered the following speech to the National Lawyers Guild Convention in New Orleans, LA on September 23-26, 2010. Her talk addresses the continuing struggle of the Puerto Rican prisoners for justice and liberation, both from prison and from colonialism: presented at the National Lawyers Guild Convention September 23, […]

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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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  • Puerto Rican Colegio de Abogados grants Guild members honorary membership

    Puerto Rico’s Colegio de Abogados, the Puerto Rican bar association, voted in its 170th General Assembly to extend honorary membership to the members of the National Lawyers Guild, an act taken in recognition of the Guild’s solidarity for the Colegio. The full text of the resolution follows: Resolution No. 19 Colegio de Abogados de Puerto […]

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  • NLG calls upon UN Secretary-General to reconsider Uribe appointment to Gaza flotilla investigation

    The following letter was sent to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on behalf of the Guild, in response to the news that Alvaro Uribe Velez, former president of Colombia, was to be nominated as vice-chair of the UN investigatory committee on the Gaza flotilla: The National Lawyers Guild, an association of U.S. lawyers, law students […]

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  • NLG: Concern for family of targeted Iranian lawyer

    The National Lawyers Guild expresses its grave concern for the well-being of the family of Attorney Mohammed Mostafee-his spouse, Ms. Fereshteh Halimi and her brother, Mr. Farhad Halimi-and calls for their immediate release. Mr. Mostafaee, the attorney representing Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, a 43 year-old mother of two who has been sentenced to death by stoning after […]

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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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  • NLG calls on State Department to intervene in the case of Ameer Makhoul

    The National Lawyers Guild, in coordination with other legal and grassroots human rights organizations, addressed this letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, calling upon the State Department to act on the case of Ameer Makhoul, Palestinian human rights advocate and leader among Palestinian citizens of Israel, who has been imprisoned on trumped-up security […]

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  • NLG Lawyers Issue Report on Rapes in Haiti’s Tent Cities Guild: Lawyers at IJDH, MADRE, and University of Minnesota Lead Report Team

    For Immediate Release July 27, 2010 Contact:Blaine Bookey, Esq., Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haitiblaine@ijdh.org, 415–515-8956 Rape in Haiti:Human Rights Groups Release Comprehensive Report on Violence Against Women and Girls in Post-Earthquake Haiti July 27, 2010; Port-au-Prince, Haiti — More than six months after Port-au-Prince was leveled by the January 12 earthquake, hundreds of […]

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  • NLG, AAJ, IADL Joint Report on Honduras Coup now available in English translation

    The joint report of the October 2009 joint delegation to Honduras of the National Lawyers Guild, the Association of American Jurists and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers is now available in English. This important report details the constitutional and political aspects of the coup in Honduras, and provides an important constitutional law analysis of […]

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