National Lawyers Guild International Committee

Task force on the Americas


Special Reports

International Tribunal of Conscience - Final Preliminary Findings and Verdict
December 16, 2015

Spanish Language: Report of the 2014 National Lawyers Guild Bolivian Election Observation Delegation
February 4, 2015

Report of the 2014 National Lawyers Guild Bolivian Election Observation Delegation
January 20, 2015

Bolivia Press Statement - Spanish
October 13, 2014

Bolivia Press Statement - English
October 13, 2014

Spanish Language: Informe de la Delegación Investigativa del Gremio Nacional de Abogados sobre las Zonas de Empleo y Desarrollo Económico en Honduras
September 14, 2014

Report of NLG Delegation to Honduras on Zones of Economic Development and Employment
September 16, 2014

NLG Honduras Election Report - October 2013 - Spanish
June 5, 2014

Report of the National Lawyers Guild Delegation to the November 2013 Election in Honduras
April 1, 2014

NLG Letter to US Ambassador Kubiske re Attorney Murders
March 27, 2014

NLG Colombia Delegation Announcement 2013
September 20, 2013

El Salvador 2014 delegation information
September 23, 2013

Report of the NLG Delegation on the April 14, 2013 Presidential Election and Expanded May-June Audit in Venezuela
August 26, 2013

Letter to Honduran officials re: PROAH kidnapping and detention
August 1, 2013

Report of the NLG International Committee Task Force on the Americas Genocide Trial Observation Delegation
June 28, 2013

Report of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Delegation on the October 7, 2012 Presidential Election in Venezuela
January 23, 2013

Report on Venezuelan Primary Elections
February 22, 2012

NLG, AAJ, IADL Joint Report on Constitutional Issues and Honduras Coup
August 3, 2010

May 25, 2010

Final Report on August Honduras Delegation
Spanish -- English translation to come
November 2, 2009

Honduras Report

Honduras English report
October 4, 2009

National Lawyers Guild: Report of Delegation to Bolivia 2007
July , 2007

The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law
Report from 2006 NLG Delegation to Venezuela
June 1, 2006

Also of interest:

Letter to Foreign Policy Magazine
August 22, 2015

Annex 2 to Amicus Brief - Lopez Lone v Honduras
February 18, 2015

Annex 1 to Amicus Brief - Lopez Lone v Honduras
February 18, 2015

Amicus Curaie for NLG - Lopez Lone v. Honduras
February 18, 2015

Violations of the Rights of Jose Isabel Morales - Letter
March 20, 2014

Letter to US Secretary of State Kerry urging Recognition of Maduro Presidency
September 24, 2013

Colombia Delegation 2013 Application
September 20, 2013

Letter to Mexico House of Deputies and Senate on Labor Law Reform
October 18, 2012

Venezuela 2012 Delegation Application
May 1, 2012

Letter to Obama and Clinton on Guatemalan victims' right to compensation
February 14, 2012

Letter to Mexican Officials on Human Rights Violations in Chiapas
December 18, 2011

Letter to Honduras Contractors with Signers (Spanish)
May 26, 2011

Letter to Honduras Contractors with Signers
May 26, 2011

NLG IC Letter in Support of Dr. Leo Valladares (Spanish)
March 10, 2011

Colombia Delegation Flyer - May 27-June 5, 2011
February 8, 2011

Letter to President Obama
November 12, 2010

NLG Puerto Rico Resolution

Letter to President Obama
November 12, 2010

Press Release on Honduran Election
NLG Members Comment on Conditions in Tegucigalpa
November 30, 2009












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International tribunal holds U.S. and Mexico jointly responsible for crimes against humanity in Mexico

Calls for suspension of all U.S. military and police aid

December 16, 2015

Issues presented included disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Acteal and San Fernando massacres, feminicide and gender violence, militarization of the border, case of the ExBraceros, and...

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NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

December 8, 2015

CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited...

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Sample Cover Letter in Support of NLG Resolution

December 5, 2015

SAMPLE cover letter to officials
[On Your Chapter or Organizations Letterhead]

Re: Our Concern over Lack of Implementation of...

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Legal Authorities for NLG Emergency Resolution adopted by the Oakland convention on 10/24/2015

November 25, 2015

Note: The following Resolution statements are followed by supporting authority.

1. "While full repeal of the statutory authority for these economic sanctions can only be done by...

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Mexican Gov't on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

NLG Co-Convenor of International Tribunal

September 12, 2015

NLG Applauds Release of Remaining Cuban Five

Urges US to Respect Political Asylum Status of Assata Shakur in Light of Plans for Renewed US-Cuba Relations

December 19, 2014

NY Times:A Prisoner Swap With Cuba

November 2, 2014

November 12, 2014

NLG Delegation to Bolivia, October 2014

Presidential Elections and Bolivia's Process of Change

May 15, 2014

NLG Honduras Delegation June 2014

The Struggle for Human Rights and Justice on the Fifth Anniversary of the Coup

March 28, 2014

National Lawyers Guild Venezuelan Election Monitors Issue Report

Concluding that Election Process Was Fair and Transparent

August 27, 2013

Register today! International Committee CLE at the NLG Convention

REGISTER TODAY - International CLE: The Inter-American System: International Options When Justice is Blocked

September 1, 2011

Aristide's Return to Haiti

Lawyers, Law Professors and Law Students Urge U.S. to Respect Human Rights

March 17, 2011

International Committee Webinar highlights "material support" laws

International solidarity activism and government repression

November 19, 2010

Report from Task Force on the Americas meeting at NLG Convention

- and how to get involved in Task Force work

October 25, 2010

U.S. Military Policy and Vieques:

The Constitutionality and Consequences of Bombing a Nation

March 2, 2010

Shut Down the School of the Americas/Assassins!

NLG International CoChair Joins Father Roy Bourgeois and Thousands of Others at Fort Benning

November 21, 2009

HONDURAS MISSION -- Informe Preliminar

English Version to Follow

September 24, 2009

Zelaya Returns to Honduras!

NLG Message from Honduras Joint Delegation --

September 22, 2009

Informe sobre Delegación a Bolivia Enero 2– 10, 2007

2007 Bolivia Report En Espanol

July 9, 2009

Puerto Rico Bar Association Under Attack

for its Progressive and Independista politics

April 14, 2009

Report on NLG 2008 Election Delegation to Venezuela

Regional Elections for Governors, Mayors and State Legislatures

April 13, 2009

NLG Delegation Observes Election of FMLN

Preliminary Report

March 26, 2009

Update on Puerto Rico

Task Force on the Americas to Reinitiate PR Work

October 28, 2008

Repression in Oaxaca

One Year Anniversary of State’s Bloody Attack on Popular Movements

June 25, 2007

2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report

The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law

July 6, 2006

Archived news from Task force on the Americas

Past events

About the Task force on the Americas

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Task Force on the Americas

The Task Force on the Americas developed out of a February 2006 delegation to Venezuela, an effort sponsored by the NLG and National Latino/a Law Students Association. The delegation of 16 lawyers, 6 law students, and a filmmaker spent a week in Caracas and was inspired by the Bolivarian Revolution and its effort to further regional integration and an alternative to neoliberal trade policies in the Americas. The Task Force then sponsored a U.S. tour of Justice Fernando Vegas of the Venezuela Supreme Court.
We then sent a delegation to Bolivia in 2007 and have sent several groups to observe elections in Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras, and Bolivia. We have also sent delegations to Guatemala, Honduras, and Colombia to investigate and report on human rights issues. The Task Force has sponsored numerous workshops at NLG conventions and works in conjunction with other progressive organizations on human rights campaigns. We have a listserv and hold annual meetings at the NLG convention (email to join the listserv.)

Because Venezuela's revolution is based on that country's 1999 constitution and laws pursuant to it, and because constitutional change has been a key demand of progressive forces in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Honduras, lawyers and judges from the US can play an important role in explaining developments in left-leaning states, resisting US intervention, and countering US media disinformation.

To Contact Us:
Phone: 1- (617) 497-5364