• NLG upholds Puerto Rican rights

    The National Lawyers Guild sent a copy of its resolution on Puerto Rico to President Barack Obama on November 12, 2010. In his letter, NLG President David Gespass reiterated the Guild’s commitment to Puerto Rican rights, including independence and self-determination, and urged the release of Puerto Rican political prisoners. Resolution on NLG Solidarity with Puerto […]

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  • International Tribunal Supports Mexican Labor Movement

    The International Tribunal on Freedom of Association was formed in September 2009 to investigate allegations of gross violations of fundamental human rights by the Mexican government, acting in complicity with transnational corporations and official unions, against the workers and leaders of Mexico’s independent trade union movement. The accusations range from armed attacks on independent unions […]

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  • 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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