• Turkey: IADL Protests the Arrest of Lawyer Selçuk Kozağaçlı and Demands his Immediate Release

    The following statement was issued by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), of which the NLG is a member organization. Jeanne Mirer, IC co-chair, is also President of the IADL, and IC co-chair Suzanne Adely is a member of the IADL’s Bureau. The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) is a non-governmental organization of […]

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  • Joint statement on President Trump’s visit to Japan and South Korea

    On the occasion of the visit of US president Trump to Japan and South Korea, we demand an end to the US- DPRK escalation in military threats. On September 19, 2017, in his first appearance before the United Nations, President Donald Trump threatened to totally destroy North Korea, showing absolute contempt and disregard for all […]

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  • NLG IC letter to US State Department on Gaza electricity crisis

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee sent the following letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, urging action in response to the humanitarian crisis for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip created by the siege on Gaza and the ongoing electricity crisis caused by punitive actions by Israel, the Occupying Power, as well as by […]

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  • Maryland organizations protest anti-BDS executive order

    Both the Maryland and DC chapters of the National Lawyers Guild signed on to a letter to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, in response to him signing a new anti-BDS executive order that attempts to sanction the growing movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel over its violations of Palestinian human rights. The executive order […]

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  • Azadeh Shahshahani: The US role in forced migration from the Middle East

    The following piece was published in English and Arabic on Open Global Rights by Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Project Director of Project South, past president of the National Lawyers Guild and past co-chair of the International Committee. The text is re-published below, or you can visit the original site

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  • Video: NLG IC Press Conference against U.S. threats of war in Korean peninsula

    On Wednesday, October 18, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee organized a press conference at the Solidarity Center in New York City against U.S. threats of war in the Korean peninsula, especially following President Donald Trump’s threats from the United Nations platform to “destroy” North Korea. Watch the video online: “The progressive legal community is […]

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  • NLG International denounces U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO

    The National Lawyers Guild International Committee denounces in the strongest terms the actions of United States President Donald Trump in withdrawing from UNESCO—the United Nations Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The withdrawal of the United States from UNESCO in an attempt to suppress and delegitimize global support for the protection of Palestinian culture is an […]

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  • 18 October, NYC: Press Conference: Lawyers and activists on Trump’s dangerous, illegal threats to “destroy” North Korea

    MEDIA ADVISORY For Wednesday, 10am October 18, 2017 Contact: international@nlg.org NEW YORK– In his address to the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea,” violating the UN charter within its own walls and raising the specter of genocide and crimes against humanity in violation of  the UN Charter (which as a ratified treaty […]

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  • October 23, NYC: STOP THE KILLINGS: Duterte’s War on Drugs Through the Lens of Raffy Lerma

    Duterte’s War on Drugs Through the Lens of Raffy Lerma Join the NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP) for a special event highlighting photojournalist Raffy Lerma’s work that has captured harrowing scenes of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs. Lerma’s photos, featured by the NY Times and other mainstream media outlets, […]

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  • October 21, Minneapolis – Parallel Liberation Struggles: Lessons in Resistance

    Saturday, Oct. 21 10:00 am – 5:00 pm University of Minnesota, Keller Hall Room 3-201 200 Union Street SE Minneapolis, MN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1630066917014887/ Registration: 9:30 am, Lunch provided People under oppression suffer from three types of violence (Johan Galtung): Structural violence, direct violence, cultural violence, as in Genocide, Apartheid and Ethnic Cleansing (Raphael Lemkin) Join […]

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