• National Lawyers Guild Observers Praise the Salvadoran Election Process

    A group from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to El Salvador to observe the second round of the presidential elections and to understand the context in which the elections took place.  NLG delegates met with civic and social movement leaders, the electoral authority and United States Embassy personnel, and toured the facilities of several […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild Delegation Observes Changes in the Electoral Process in El Salvador

    The National Lawyers Guild (“NLG”) is an association of attorneys, law students, and legal workers that has worked to defend human rights since its founding seventy-five years ago as an alternative to the then racially discriminatory American Bar Association. The NLG has previously sent official observers to elections in Asia, Europe, and throughout the Americas. […]

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  • Letters supporting labor rights submitted to Mexican High Commissioner

    On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, a press conference was organized in Mexico City to announce the submission of 51 letters from prominent labor and human rights organizations, law firms, law professors and judges, requesting intervention in order to ensure a meaningful harmonization of national legislation with the international commitments assumed by Mexico in the area […]

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  • 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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  • Report from Task Force on the Americas meeting at NLG Convention – and how to get involved in Task Force work

    Over twenty of us, amazingly, met for breakfast at 8:00 am on Sunday, September 26, 2010 for the annual convention meeting of the Task Force on the Americas. Most of us there were already involved in work related to the Task Force so we went around and reported on our on-going work and plans for […]

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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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  • 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 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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