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Korean Peace Project
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Task force on the Americas
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Cuba Subcommittee
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Haiti Subcommittee
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International Labor Justice Working Group
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United Nations Subcommittee
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Indigenous Rights Subcommittee
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Philippines Subcommittee
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Palestine Subcommittee
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Africa Subcommittee
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IADL XVIIth CONGRESS IN HANOI
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Working Group on Torture
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Article 9 Working Group
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Agent Orange Working Group
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Iran Subcommittee
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Human Rights Framework Project
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Environmental Human Rights Subcommittee
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Puerto Rico Subcommittee
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MENA Action Committee
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New Report: Delegation to Colombia Peace Talks in Cuba

May 2, 2015

A strong contingent of NLG members participated in a recent delegation to Cuba to observe, meet with and learn about the Colombia peace talks, organized by the Alliance for Global Justice....

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NLG Calls on President Obama to Withdraw Executive Order Declaring Venezuela National Security Threat‏‎

May 2, 2015

On March 8, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13692, which declared a national emergency, calling Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," and imposed sanctions on several Venezuelan officials. Now that he has publicly backpedaled on his claim, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on him to immediately withdraw the executive order....

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NLG joins open letter of US NGOs and citizens calling for retraction of Obama's executive order on Venezuela

April 3, 2015

New York, April 2, 2015 – In an Open Letter addressed to President Barack Obama, over 119 U.S. academics, activists and NGOs called on their head of state to rescind his Executive Order declaring Venezuela "an unusual and extraordinary threat to U.S. national security"....

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Audio: Drones and Targeted Killing Panel and Presentation

With Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn, David Akerson

March 17, 2015

The audio recording (downloadable or streamable online) is now available for "Drones and Targeted Killing," the book presentation and panel discussion from the March 7 National Lawyers Guild International Committee retreat in Denver....

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NLG IC at the World Social Forum

(Neo)Colonial Militarism and State Violence: Global - Local Connections

March 17, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild is a co-sponsor of the following event at the World Social Forum, the international gathering of social movements taking place in Tunis March 24-28:...

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DC Tribunal Set to Hold Aquino, US Gov’t Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in the Philippines

March 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC—An International Peoples Tribunal (IPT) looking into the human rights abuses in the Philippines under the administration of Benigno Simeon Aquino III is set to take place in Washington, DC on July 16-18....

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NLG, PSLS, CCR, ACLU-MA urge Northeastern student government to uphold student democracy

March 17, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support, along with the ACLU of Massachusetts, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild sent a letter to Northeastern University Student Body President and student government members, urging them to resist calls to suppresses student democracy by preventing the student body from voting on Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) divestment referendum....

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International Tribunal to Hear Rights Violations in the Philippines

March 12, 2015

The National Lawyers Guild and International Association of Democratic Lawyers are among the co-convenors of an international tribunal to try cases of human rights violations under the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III, launched on March 12 at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City....

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