• 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

    ┬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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