• Cancelled due to COVID-19: CSW 2020: Two NLG-supported panels on maternal mortality and reproductive justice

    THESE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, ALONG WITH ALL 550 NGO PARALLEL EVENTS DURING CSW 2020, DUE TO COVID-19.  As part of the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women CSW64/Beijing+25, taking place in March 2020 in New York City, the National Lawyers Guild is supporting two important side events. On Monday, March 9 at 10:30 […]

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  • Help Send the NLG to the US’ Universal Periodic Review in Geneva

    The United Nations will review the U.S.’ human rights record at the Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in May 2020. The UPR takes place for each country only every four years, so this marks a unique and important opportunity for the National Lawyers Guild to raise its voice at an […]

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  • Resources and Documents on the Human Rights Framework

    5The following resources and documents on the Human Rights framework are meant to be used to encourage discussion and action in the Guild to utilize human rights law in order to protect, ensure and expand economic and social rights. Resources Guild Visioning Committee Concept Paper on Human Rights – Using Human Rights to Build the […]

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  • NLG urges ratification of CEDAW

    The National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on November 16, 2010 urging that the U.S. ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Signed by NLG President David Gespass, the letter points out that the U.S.’s claimed commitment to women’s rights […]

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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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  • International Committee Presents on Puerto Rico to UN Decolonization Committee

    To download and read the report click the link below. Presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee (pdf)

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  • NLG and Committees Submit and Contribute to Reports of US Human Rights Review

    The NLG, its International Committee, and Labor and Employment Committee all submitted reports to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of the U.S., scheduled for late November of 2010. The NLG reports are posted here and some of the reports posted by […]

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  • International Conference to Continue the Battle to Permanently Prohibit Nuclear Weapons and all weapons of mass destructio

    The next bureau meeting of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers will be in Paris, France. It will take place on Thursday April 22nd and Sunday April 25th. In between those dates the IADL will be hosting an international conference entitled: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE To Continue the Battle to Permanently PROHIBIT NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND ALL WEAPONS […]

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  • It’s Not Enough to Proclaim Human Rights: We Must Enforce Them and Compel Action

     NLG Attends IADL Conference on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Thomas Cincotta, Paris, 11-12 December 2008 On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, progressive lawyers from around the world met in Paris to reflect on the current state of human rights and the challenges that lay before […]

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  • Universal Declaration at 60

    Human Rights activists around the world celebrate the UDHR this December 2008 Schools, community groups, and organizations around the world will be marking the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) this week. A brief search on the internet shows symposiums and conferences scheduled for universities, such as at Harvard. NLG representatives […]

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