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

    ┬áNLG 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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  • International Committee appears at UN Decolonization Hearings on Puerto Rico

    Jan Susler After 400 years of Spanish colonial rule of Puerto Rico, in 1898 Spain ceded Puerto Rico to the United States, and the U.S. militarily invaded and established a military government. Over a century later, Puerto Rico continues to be a U.S. colony- one of the few juridical colonies in the world- in spite […]

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  • Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination: Guild participates in UN Review

    Curtis Cooper In 1994, the United States Senate ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (the CERD). Although the United States is supposed to make reports to the UN committee which oversees compliance with the CERD every two years, it did not file its second report until 2007. Mobilization […]

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  • UN Labor Panel Finds U.S. Violates International Labor Rules, Calls for Repeal of North Carolina Anti-Bargaining Law

    Robin Alexander In a strongly-worded decision made public today, the International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of the United Nations, issued an unprecedented call for the United States to “promote the establishment of a collective bargaining framework in the public sector in North Carolina,” and called specifically for the repeal of North Carolina General Statute […]

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  • Responses to the U.S. Report to the UN Human Rights Committee

    By Ann Schneider, National Lawyers Guild-New York City Chapter The new UN subcommittee of the NLG International Committee initiated a diverse panel discussion at the United Nations Church Center in New York City on March 23rd. The event was organized from Maryland by Curtis Cooper with the assistance of John Kim, Olivia Kraus, Shashi Kara, […]

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