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  • IADL urges UN Human Rights Council to adopt ESCWA report on Israeli Apartheid

    The following statement was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, of which the National Lawyers Guild is a member organization, at the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Micòl Savia, IADL permanent representative at the UN in Geneva, delivered the following oral statement during the General Debate on the […]

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  • Free Issa Amro Campaign: Sign Petition for Palestinian Human Rights Defender

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee is a member of the Free Issa Campaign, an alliance of groups and organizations working to defend Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro against an unjust Israeli occupation military trial. Please go to to sign the petition. Dear United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and UN High Commissioner […]

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  • NLG International Calls for Release of Maruti Suzuki Auto Workers (India)

    On March 16th the National Lawyers Guild International sent a letter to the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Navtej Sarana urging the Indian government to take immediate action to save the lives of 13 Auto Workers from the Maruti Suzuki Factory. “We urge you to take immediate action to save the lives of […]

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  • NLG/IADL Report on the Hearing of Barkin Timtik in Turkey – 16 February 2017

    The following report was issued by the members of the IADL/ELDH trial observation team at the hearing of Turkish lawyer Barkin Timtik on 16 February 2017. The IADL/ELDH team included two NLG representatives, Lorraine Leete and Kerry McLean. Download the report (PDF): Barkin Timtik Trial Observation Report 16 February 2017 Hearing – Barkın Timtik IADL Trial […]

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  • National Lawyers Guild joins the #WomenStrikeUS on March 8

    The National Lawyers Guild and its International Committee actively support and urge all members and supporters to become involved with the International Women’s Strike on March 8. In the United States, IC co-chair Suzanne Adely serves on the National Planning Committee of the Strike and NLG members are playing an active role in organizing events […]

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  • Help Support IADL Trial Observer Delegation to Turkey for Human Rights Lawyer Barkin Timtik

    Please contribute to help the International Association of Democratic Lawyers – of which the NLG is a member – to form an international trial observer delegation to the case of Turkish human rights lawyer Barkin Timtik. Donate online: Human Rights Defenders Under Attack in Turkey Turkey is facing one of the most severe periods […]

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  • NLG calls upon Fordham University to rescind ban on Students for Justice in Palestine

    The National Lawyers Guild issued the following statements in support of students at Fordham University who were denied the right to form a Students for Justice in Palestine chapter on their campus. To support Fordham SJP, please take two actions: 1. sign on to the student support petition and 2. send a letter to the university’s […]

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  • February 23-26: NLG International Weekend in Puerto Rico – Register Online

    National Lawyers Guild International Weekend in Puerto Rico February 23-26, 2017 San Juan, Puerto Rico Exact Event Locations TBA!  REGISTER ONLINE (Free): **A side trip is being coordinated after the Retreat to travel to Cuba and to connect with a portion of the Labor and Employment Committee delegation in Havana. If you are interested in joining […]

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  • Urge President Obama to pardon Ana Belén Montes

    From the NLG Cuba Subcommittee: The National Lawyers Guild and many others around the hemisphere and world have called upon President Obama to pardon Ana Belén Montes, a decorated Puerto Rican career public servant who shared U.S. plans with Cuba based on her deep seated views over the injustice of the U.S. attempts to impose […]

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  • NLG Responds to the Commutation of the Sentences of Oscar López Rivera and Chelsea Manning

    (Above, L-R: Oscar López Rivera with atty. Jan Susler; Portrait of Chelsea Manning by Alicia Neal.) The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is thrilled to learn of the commutations of the sentences of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera and Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, a victory due largely to the unwavering efforts of determined activists, […]

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