• NLG IC statement regarding the human rights situation at the Universidad del Atlantico in Barranquilla, Colombia

    The following statement and letter were sent to the Rector of the Universidad del Atlantico in Barranquilla, Colombia, Jorge Luis Restrepo Pimienta, and the Governor of the region, Elsa Noguera, by the Colombia Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild International Committee. The statement provides detailed support for the demands of student protesters at the University […]

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  • NLG joins legal organizations to support judicial independence in Colombia

    The National Lawyers Guild signed on to the following letter of international legal organizations and bodies promoting human rights in the Americas regarding the criminal case currently pending in Colombia against former Colombian President and current Senator, Álvaro Uribe Velez, and Representative Álvaro Hernán Prada. Both are accused of fraud and bribery related to witness […]

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  • Prominent lawyers and legal organizations call for protective measures and safe passage for Bolivian citizen Juan Ramon Quintana

    Spanish The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) strongly condemn the politically motivated persecution by the de facto regime in Bolivia against members of former president Evo Morales’s government, in particular, former Minister of the Presidency and Ambassador Juan Ramón Quintana, and the […]

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  • NLG statement on the military coup in Bolivia

    English | Spanish The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) strongly condemns the military coup that took place in Bolivia on November 10, followed by the self-declared presidency of extreme right-wing Bolivian senator Jeanine Áñez, in violation of the Constitution of Bolivia. There is strong evidence that U.S. elected officials and agencies worked to foment this coup […]

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  • NLG joins letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the coup in Bolivia

    Various organizations of jurists and lawyers, NGOs, social movements and trade unions from around the world – including the National Lawyers Guild and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers – wrote to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to call upon her to strongly condemn the human rights violations taking place in […]

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  • NLG IC statement on the arrest of Max Blumenthal, the attack on Venezuela and the repression of dissent

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee strongly condemns the arrest of independent journalist Max Blumenthal. Blumenthal was arrested from his Washington, DC, home by a large group of police on October 25, held in jail for two days and denied access to an attorney throughout this period. Reporting on his arrest, Blumenthal noted that the […]

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  • NLG Statement in Solidarity with the People of Chile

    (En Español abajo) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) of the United States expresses its solidarity with the Chilean people and strongly condemns the brutal repression with which the government of Chilean President Piñera is responding to the people’s demands for democracy and economic justice. We express our support for our sister organization, the Association of […]

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  • Congratulations to Judy Somberg: 2019 Honoree, Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award

    The NLG International Committee congratulates Judy Somberg, the 2019 recipient of the Debra Evenson Venceremos International Award. The award was presented to Judy on Friday, October 18 at the International Committee/Labor and Employment Committee reception at Law for the People 2019, the NLG Convention in Durham, North Carolina. A longtime Guild activist, Judy Somberg has […]

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  • NLG Releases Report Documenting Human Rights Violations of Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border

    The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and illuminating the injustices and human rights […]

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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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