About the Cuba Subcommittee
The Cuba Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild has a history of both providing direct legal services related to U.S. travel to Cuba, and also doing education and organizational work in support of normalizing U.S. relations with Cuba. We invite all interested lawyers, legal workers, law students, and jail house lawyers to join in our work to the extent that they are able to do so.
In recent years, a major focus has been to support the immediate release for the Cuban 5, five Cuban nationals who have been imprisoned by the U.S. since September 1998, based on their efforts to try to monitor and deter terrorism organized in southern Florida against the people of Cuba and others who either visited Cuba or favored some kind of dialogue with the Cuban government.
The NLG Cuba SC operates a free email list serve, reporting and sharing news on US Cuba developments with a legal aspect. To subscribe, simply send an email to: email@example.com
We oppose the continued US economic blockade of Cuba, and work to both educate the people of the U.S. about its design and its far reaching effects, and to organize against these continuing extraterritorial restrictions on peaceful trade, which is widely viewed as a violation of both international law and of the domestic law of many nations.
Since the year 2000, the Cuba SC organized a national network of lawyers to provide legal advice and representation for U.S. travelers to Cuba, and we continue to advise U.S. nationals re their constitutional rights in that regard, and how to protect them -- although administrative enforcement against individual travelers virtually ceased in late 2006.
See archived posts about the Cuba Subcommittee: http://nlginternational.org/oldsite/com/main.php?cid=2
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To Contact Us:
Email: Art Heitzer
633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1410, Milwaukee, WI 53203, U.S.A.
Phone: 1- (414) 273-1040
Cuba Subcommittee Updates
January 28: Public Launch – People’s Tribunal on US Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades and Economic Coercive Measures
The National Lawyers Guild and its International Committee are excited to co-sponsor of this important project, with a number of our members and leaders serving as jurors and steering committee members. After two years of dedicated organizing, we are excited to officially announce the launch of the International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism: Sanctions, Blockades, and […]Continue reading
Feb 5: Cuba’s Covid-19 Response amid US Blockade with Art Heitzer
Please join us today, Friday, Feb. 5, for this important event! The Philippines-Cuba Friendship Association/AMISTAD cordially invites you to a WEBINAR on CUBA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE AMIDST US BLOCKADE on February 6, 2021 at 5 pm – 8:30 pm Pacific time, 8 pm – 10:30 pm Eastern time! This is in cooperation with the International League of […]Continue reading
Resolution: IADL Urges President Biden to Remove Cuba from Terrorism List and Suspend Titles III and IV of Helms Burton
The following resolution was adopted by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) Council, meeting in virtual session, on Sunday, 24 January 2021. This resolution builds on IADL’s and its member associations’ long years of advocacy to bring an end to the U.S. blockade on Cuba and all unilateral coercive measures targeting Cuba and other nations. The […]Continue reading
Cuban international medics nominated for Nobel Prize by NLG and IADL law professors
The following nomination was submitted to the Nobel Committee by several NLG and International Association of Democratic Lawyers members in academia and organized by Prof. Marjorie Cohn, past NLG President and member of the IADL Bureau. This letter nominates Cuba’s Henry Reeve Brigade for the Nobel Peace Prize for their international work to defend the […]Continue reading
Alliance on Cuba Engagement and Respect (ACERE) Statement on Trump Administration’s Adding Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terror
The NLG is a leading member of ACERE: We are outraged to see that the Trump Administration has once again added Cuba to the list of State Sponsors of Terror. This is a politicized move that has one goal: to place obstacles in the path of diplomatic engagement and normalization that the incoming administration has […]Continue reading
Legal community open letter urges end to U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela
April 3, 2020 – Over 200 lawyers and legal organizations called on the United States to drop its sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as the countries race to fight COVID-19 in an open letter released Friday. The global pandemic has drawn attention to the devastating effects of U.S. sanctions on these countries, as well as […]Continue reading
Sign petition: FDA expedite review and approval of lifesaving Cuban antiviral for COVID-19
The National Lawyers Guild International Committee fully supports the petition below, initiated by Dean Hubbard and the NLG’s Labor and Employment Committee. Please sign on at the link: https://www.change.org/p/steven-hahn-fda-expedite-review-and-approval-of-lifesaving-cuban-antiviral-for-covid-19 March 29, 2020 Via email to Stephen.Hahn@fda.hhs.gov Steven Hahn, M.D. United States Commissioner of Food and Drugs Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver […]Continue reading
March 21-22, NYC: International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations
The National Lawyers Guild and its Cuba Subcommittee are endorsers and co-sponsors of the following conference, to take place at Fordham Law School in New York City on March 21-22, 2020: Fordham School of Law 150 W 62nd St New York City Registration and full details here: http://www.us-cubanormalization.org/viva-cuba/ In 2019 the Trump White House and […]Continue reading
March 2020 NLG Labor and Employment Committee Cuba Delegation & Labor Rights Conference
The Association of American Jurists (AAJ) and Association of Latin American Labor Lawyers (ALAL) invite labor and employment professionals to the: 21st annual bilateral professional research project, followed by 14th International Conference on Labor Rights in Cuba Approximate Dates: March 7-15, 2020 Endorsed by: The National Lawyers Guild Labor and Employment Committee The Labor Law […]Continue reading