• Pending Execution of Iraqi Women: NLG Demands Repudiation of Death Sentences

    By Jeanne Mirer, NLG International Committee The National Lawyers Guild International Committee (NLG-IC), a network of human rights attorneys, law students, and legal workers, has received information that an Iraqi Tribunal has convicted and intends to put three young Iraqi women, Wassan Talib , age 31; Zeynab Fadhil age 25 and Liqa Omar Muhammad age […]

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  • NLG and Others Issue Open Letter on Iran, Warn of Illegality of Any Offensive Military Action by the United States

    Today European, international and United States legal and human rights groups issued an open letter warning of the illegality of any offensive military action by the United States against Iran. Signatories include the American Association of Jurists, Center for Constitutional Rights (U.S.), Droite Solidarite (France), European Association of Lawyers for Human Rights and Democracy, Italian […]

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  • IADL Resolution on Haiti

    Adopted at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers Bureau Meeting in Cochin, India December 19 and 20, 2006 Considering the political events that transpired in Haiti in the course of the year 2003, which led to the violent death of numerous Haitian citizens, particularly among the members and supporters of the Fanmi Lavalas political party; […]

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  • Resolution Condemning Political Repression in the Philippines

    The Guild’s National Executive Committee recently approved a resolution on political repression and its impact on women in the Philippines, which was submitted by the International Committee, Philippines Subcommittee, Merrilyn Onisko and Vanessa Lucas. The Filipino GABRIELA Network was touched by our resolution and very grateful for our determination to continue working together. Text of […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Calls on Haiti’s Elected Government to Release Political Prisoners Remaining From the Latortue Dictatorship

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges Haiti’s Constitutional Government, especially President René Préval and Minister of Justice René Magloire, to immediately release all of the political prisoners remaining from the unconstitutional regime of Prime Minister Gérard Latortue (2004-2006). Almost all of the political prisoners were arrested illegally, all have been in jail without trial longer […]

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  • Resolution on the Misuse of U.S. Government “Democracy Promotion” Initiatives Undermining Progressive Governments and Movements in the Americas

    The following resolution was approved unanimously at the National Lawyers Guild convention in Austin, TX, on October 22, 2006. Text of the Resolution Resolution on the Misuse of U.S. Government “Democracy Promotion” Initiatives to Undermine Progressive Governments and Movements in the Americas (approved unanimously on October 22, 2006) WHEREAS, the United States government, through the […]

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  • 2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report: The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law

    Laura Safer Espinoza and Susan Scott, Task Force on the Americas A delegation of 16 lawyers, 6 law students and a filmmaker, who went to Caracas for a week in early February 2006, has completed a report, entitled “The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law.” The above link will take you to a pdf […]

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  • Palestinian Prisoners and International Law

    Audrey Bomse* INTRODUCTION: Since 1967, well over 650,000 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza have been detained by Israel for resisting the Occupation. This constitutes approximately 20% of the total Palestinian population in the Occupied Territories and 40% of the total male population.[1] Approximately half a million Palestinians have been prosecuted in Israeli courts. […]

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  • Korean Peace Project Gives Congressional Testimony

    Remarks by Eric Sirotkin, Chair of the National Lawyers Guild’s Korean Peace Project, to a Congressional briefing held at the U.S. Capitol on January 25, 2006. Introductory remarks and thanks to Rep. Kucinich My name is Eric Sirotkin. I am an international human rights lawyer and Chair of the National Lawyers Guild Korean Peace Project. […]

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