• Guapinol Water Defenders in Honduras – 2/22/22 Case Update

      The 8 Water Defenders of the Guapinol and San Pedro Rivers have been in detention since 2019 on charges related to their peaceful opposition to a mining project, inside the Carlos Escaleras National Park in Bajo Aguan region of Honduras, that polluted the rivers their community depends upon. On September 7, 2018 their protest […]

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  • Honduran Supreme Court holds Guapinol Defender trial violates international human rights obligations

    The NLG-IC, member of Observatory for Justice of the Guapinol and San Pedro River Defenders in Colón, Honduras, welcomes the Court decisions published yesterday by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Judicial Court of Honduras. The rulings resolved two outstanding amparo actions (requests for injunctive relief) presented by the environmentalists’ defense during 2020 and 2021 […]

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  • Honduras: Guapinol Water defenders trial concludes Friday Feb 4th, NLG IC issues letter to US Embassy

    On Wednesday, Feb. 2, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, which has been working with a number of human rights organizations in the framework of the Observatory for Justice for the Guapinol River Defenders, sent an urgent letter to U.S. human rights attache to Honduras, Ariel Jahner, urging action on the case. These men have […]

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  • NLG IC joins amicus brief for Guapinol water defenders in Honduras

    International experts urge the Supreme Court of Justice to put an end to the arbitrary detention of the Guapinol River Defenders in Honduras and to respond to habeas corpus appeal December 15, 2021 Today, before the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee was among nine […]

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  • NLG IC joins statement calling for justice in Berta Caceres case in Honduras

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is a signatory of the following statement: Español aquí The Expert Observation Mission in the Berta Cáceres Case calls on the Sentencing Court to issue the sentence in accordance with the conviction handed down 3 months ago today against Roberto David Castillo Mejía for the murder of Berta Isabel […]

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  • NLG condemns US continuing interference in Nicaragua and its democratic process

    The International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild, the oldest and largest human rights bar association of the United States, makes the following statement condemning US continuing interference in Nicaragua and its democratic process. The Guild notes that this conduct by the United States is in clear and direct violation of international law, including but not limited to the jus cogens rights of […]

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  • The Debt of Justice: Delay in Berta Cáceres case causes concern

    Paris, Tegucigalpa – May 29, 2019.- Six months ago today, seven men were found guilty of the murder of indigenous Lenca leader and human rights defender Berta Caceres and the attempted murder of Mexican environmental activist, Gustavo Castro who was also injured in the attack on March 2, 2016. Members of the Mission that observed […]

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  • Watch video: U.S. imperialist intervention in Latin America: Strategy and Analysis

    On February 13th, the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild hosted a forum on U.S. imperialist intervention in Latin America at The People’s Forum in NYC with a focus on recent events in Venezuela and ongoing intervention in Honduras, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Cuba and more. The event focused on sharing analyses and strengthening strategies […]

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  • Feb. 13, NYC: U.S. Intervention in Latin America

    Wednesday, Feb. 13 6:30 pm The People’s Forum 320 W. 37th St, NYC Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2229227063765979 On February 13th, the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild will host a forum on U.S. Imperialism in Latin America with a focus on recent events in Venezuela and ongoing intervention in Honduras, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Cuba and more. […]

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  • Honduras: Serious Irregularities Create Obstacles to Truth and Justice in Berta Cáceres Case

    Tegucigalpa, October 25, 2018.- The Legal Observer Mission that is observing the trial for the assassination of human rights defender Berta Cáceres expresses its serious concern about the recent exclusion from the case of the victims’ private attorneys. This action compromises the principles of a fair and impartial trial, and is the latest in a […]

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