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April 2, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild's delegation to Honduras released its report on their delegation to the November 2013 Election in Honduras on April 1, 2014. The report documents the findings of a 17-member delegation from the National Lawyers Guild went to Honduras in November 2013 to observe that country's presidential, congressional, and municipal elections and meet with human rights defenders, political activists and government officials....
March 28, 2014
The NLG Task Force on the Americas authored a letter to the US Ambassador to Honduras, Lisa Kubiske, in response to the murders of attorney José Nicolás Bernárdez and Judge Lenin Castañeda on March 14, 2014....
March 28, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is sponsoring a delegation to Honduras on the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-supported military coup that ousted popularly elected President, Manual Zelaya on June 28, 2009....
March 28, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild Task Force on the Americas signed on to a letter on behalf of 56 human rights and social justice organizations regarding the persecution of Honduran political prisoner Chavelo Morales....
March 25, 2014
The National Lawyers Guild - MENA Committee joins the global community in condemning the recent sentence of death of 529 Egyptian Citizens, for their political affiliations. In a shocking and unprecedented ruling, an Egyptian court in the city of Minya sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters for their alleged role in the killing of a single policeman last August....
March 17, 2014
A group from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to El Salvador to observe the second round of the presidential elections and to understand the context in which the elections took place....
March 1, 2014
The International Labor Justice Working Group presented a workshop on "Public Sector Workers in the Crosshairs of International Capital: Resisting Austerity and Fighting for our Human Rights to Organize, Bargain Collectively and Strike" at the NLG's San Juan convention on October 26, 2013....
February 26, 2014
The following declaration was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, the global progressive legal association of which the NLG is the US affiliate, on February 25, 2014:...
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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Marjorie Cohn's new book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, reveals the legacies of U.S. torture. Purchase the book online today or contact the IC about holding an event with Marjorie Cohn.
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