The Mission of the Mesoamerica Subcommittee is to de-fragmentize civil society by working on structural and root causes of human rights violations associated with climate refugees & migration and the movement of children and families across borders in order to create a Sanctuary Continent. ¨Sanctuary Continent¨ refers to our framework for addressing issues related to the rights of migrants, refugees, and displaced persons, who we approach as collective subjects of rights, including an increasing number of migrants of indigenous origin with collective rights pursuant to international law.
The Subcommittee will de-fragmentize civil society through education and skill development so we can strive to change the institutions that affect our lives at a local, county, state, country and regional level. Subcommittee members are bi-national citizens and human rights defenders of several generations, who reflect and represent the global communities’ diverse migrants. Many have long track records of program development, entrepreneurial success, community organizing or political and human rights advocacy, which are guided by inspired vision and long-term dedication to improving the lives of migrants and their defenders. Our younger members are emerging leaders from these communities, who are learning from more experienced leaders while developing and manifesting their own visions.
To Contact Us:
Email: Jose Luis Fuentes, co-chair
Mesoamerica Subcommittee Updates
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and illuminating the injustices and human rights […]Continue reading
The National Lawyers Guild’s National Office organized a webinar on the situation of the refugee caravan on the U.S.-Mexico border on November 28, 2018. The NLG is working with many organizations to coordinate legal support for refugees and asylum seekers in the caravan as well as legal observers monitoring the situation of people in the […]Continue reading
PLEASE JOIN US! INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL OF CONSCIENCE TO HOLD HEARINGS IN MEXICO CITY NOV. 2-3 WITHIN FRAMEWORK OF VIII WORLD SOCIAL FORUM ON MIGRATION AND THE GLOBAL ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS’ ALLIANCE The International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement is organizing special hearings in Mexico City Nov. 2nd and 3rd focused on serious […]Continue reading
NLG and ITC Demand Independent Investigation of Gang Violence Against Students and Academic Community at Mexico’s National University (UNAM)
National Lawyers Guild and International Tribunal of Conscience Demand Independent Investigation of Gang Violence Against Students and Academic Community at Mexico’s National University (UNAM) Students, professors and researchers, and university workers affiliated with Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) have gone on strike in response to a violent attack by armed gangs on a student march. […]Continue reading
International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC), Mexico: Confronting Repression Faced by Defenders Fighting for Self-Determination
International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC), Mexico August 9-20, 2018: Confronting Repression Faced by Defenders Fighting for Self-Determination By Jose Luis Fuentes The Mesoamerica subcommittee of the NLG International Committee Task Force on the Americas (TFA) has done country investigation in El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico since the strategic planning session in Phoenix. A decision, among […]Continue reading
The National Lawyers Guild is thrilled to announce our Summer International Tribunal of Conscience (ITC) in Guerrero, Mexico, this year holding sessions from August 9 – August 20, 2018! More than ever, it is crucial to show our solidarity with our sisters and brothers in Mexico in their struggle for self-determination in the face of the […]Continue reading
Please help support the International Tribunal of Conscience in Mexico. The NLG is participating in organizing this tribunal and a number of NLG members, including President Natasha Bannan, will be participating in the Tribunal of Conscience. Please consider supporting the Tribunal and sharing this information with others who may be interested. Support the Tribunal: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjEwOTM= Where: […]Continue reading
The National Lawyers Guild and its upcoming delegation to Mexico will be participating in the International Tribunal of Conscience which will take place in Mexico from September 23-30, 2017. This Tribunal will take place at the site of the Ayotzinapa school were 43 students were disappeared in September 2014 while on their way to a […]Continue reading