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December 1, 2013
The National Lawyers Guild delegation to the Honduran elections has raised critical questions about intimidation, violence and repression of voters in the election, questioning the validity of vote tabulations and announced election results and calling for an investigation....
November 27, 2013
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) delegation of 17 credentialed international observers seriously question the validity of the Supreme Electoral Tribunalís (TSE) preliminary results of Sundayís national elections in Honduras....
November 27, 2013
The National Lawyers Guild International Committee sent a letter to the City of Berkeley supporting the Human Rights Reports on the Convention Against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights created by the Peace and Justice Commission of Berkeley....
October 31, 2013
The IC's Cuba, Puerto Rico and Palestine Subcommittees co-sponsored a workshop at the NLG Convention in Puerto Rico, October 25, 2013, entitled "Political Prisoners and Liberation Struggles: Palestinian Prisoners, the Cuban Five, Puerto Rico and Assata Shakur & the Black Liberation Movement."...
By Suzanne Adely, Corinna Mullin, Azadeh Shahshahani
October 29, 2013
The following article, by NLG President Azadeh Shahshahani, IC co-chair Suzanne Adely, and Corinna Mullin, explores the US/Egypt relationship in a rights-based context. All three were members of the Guild's March 2012 Egypt delegation. This piece was originally published in Jadaliyya....
October 26, 2013
The following Resolution was adopted by the National Lawyers Guild on October 26, 2013 at its 76th Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, demanding that charges against Palestinian American activist Rasmea Odeh be dropped immediately, strongly condemning her arrest....
October 24, 2013
October 23, 2013 - The below-signed organizations are deeply disturbed by and stand opposed to the indictment yesterday of Rasmea Yousef Odeh....
October 10, 2013
National Lawyers Guild President Azadeh Shahshahani sent letters calling for freedom for imprisoned Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender Anas Barghouti to Israeli and U.S. State Department officials on October 8, 2013....
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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