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Upcoming Event

NLG International Committee Retreat

March 6, 6 pm MST
- March 8, 2 pm MST

Where: Denver, CO
Sturm College of Law

The National Lawyers Guild International committee annual retreat will take place from Friday evening, March 6, through Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015, in Denver. We invite you to join us for 2 days of business meetings and interesting, informative discussions and programs, including innovative discussion on indigenous rights, drones and targeted killing, and environmental human rights.

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Register Now: September 3 CLE on Environmental Human Rights - Chicago

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IADL to Convene Congress in Brussels April 2014

January 8, 2014

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) a non-governmental organization having consultative status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold its...

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International Committee supports groundbreaking work of Berkeley's Peace and Justice Commission

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...

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Register for IC CLE: International Labor Law, Human Rights, and Organizing Low-Wage Workers

October 7, 2013

Register online for the International Committee's CLE at the Guild Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, examining low-wage and precarious work, and the legal and political struggles of...

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IC Co-Chair Jeanne Mirer, Ashwini Sukthankar, Dean Hubbard and students from the Cornell Law School Labor Clinic run by ILJWG member Angela Cornell co-authored the complaint

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About the Human Rights Framework Project

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The Human Rights Framework Project of the International Committee

The Human Rights Framework project of the International Committee is a project to utilize international human rights law (declarations, covenants, and treaties as well as rulings and commentary by international tribunals and commissions) to promote economic and social rights in the U.S. It is a project designed to build information and awareness within the Guild and the larger human rights and legal services community about the international human rights framework, especially as it relates to economic, social and cultural rights (such as housing, healthcare, education and the right to a job and adequate standard of living), and the value of that framework in "bringing human rights home".
We have developed a "Toolkit" for local lawyers and activists to use to educate their communities and local officials and representatives about the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) by developing model resolutions for local jurisdictions to call for Senate ratification of the ICESCR, ensuring federal funding for the economic and social rights that are requirements of basic human rights.
In addition, we are presenting a series of webinars to educate attorneys and activists engaged in human rights and legal services work on human rights law and its relevance for promoting economic, social and cultural rights in the US. The Toolkit and the webinars, as well as additional background documents and discussion papers will be posted here. 

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