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January 20, 2015
A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild spent ten days in Bolivia in October 2014 observing the presidential and legislative elections and studying the context in which they were taking place. The report of that delegation is being released today, January 20, one day before the inauguration of President Evo Morales, for his second term as President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia....
January 21, 2015
The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is a signatory of the following open letter to Philippines President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and U.S. President Barack Obama, calling for an end to the Visiting Forces Agreement between the U.S. and the Philippines....
By James Marc Leas
January 19, 2015
The Palestine Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild submitted a paper, written by James Marc Leas, to the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict. The submission sharply rejects Israeli claims of "self-defense" related to the 2014 attack on Gaza, noting that "both facts and law refute the Israeli and US self-defense claims," and that "self-defense is inapplicable to an occupying power", rejecting all attempts by Israeli government or military officials to enjoy impunity based on "self-defense" claims....
January 19, 2015
The National Lawyers Guild International Committee and Task Force on the Americas are pleased to present an, informational conference call with Mark Burton, who traveled to Havana in October to meet with the Colombian peace talks negotiators....
December 23, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba. The program consists of an international conference and a professional research program....
December 19, 2014
NEW YORK -- The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) welcomes the December 17 release of the remaining members of the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero after serving 16 years in US prisons....
December 18, 2014
The following two op-eds, by NLG members Lauren Carasik and Dan Kovalik, ran today in Al Jazeera America and the Huffington Post, speaking out against the threat of new sanctions against Venezuela by the US government:...
December 10, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild is one of the signatories to this letter, sent today to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, urging the United Nations to stop obstructing justice and remedies for Haitian cholera victims....
The NLG International Committee (IC) supports legal work around the world "to the end that human rights shall be regarded as more sacred than property interests." As lawyers, law students, and legal activists, we seek to change U.S. foreign policy that threatens, rather than engages, or is based on a model of domination rather than respect. The Guild provides assistance and solidarity to movements in the United States and abroad that work for social justice in this increasingly interconnected world.
The NLG IC plays an active role in international conferences, delegations and on-going projects that examine and seek to remedy conditions caused by illegal U.S. or corporate pracitices. By bringing an alternative perspective to multinational institutions, schools, community centers and congressional hearings, the IC and its members actively educate, litigate, and truth-seek toward the end of social justice.
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