National Lawyers Guild International Committee

United Nations Subcommittee














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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IADL to convene in Paris on new international economic order

May 1, 2013

The National Lawyers Guild is an affiliate of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (, an international federation of progressive...

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Register Now! International CLE - Bringing Human Rights Home

October 5, 2012

Join the NLG International Committee for a Continuing Legal Education seminar on using international human rights principles to support litigation and organizing around economic, social and cultural...

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International Events at the NLG Philadelphia Convention

October 3, 2011

The International Committee and its subcommittees are planning or collaborating on a series of events at the Philadelphia convention. Please join us for these exciting, informative and motivating...

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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


Immediate Steps Obama Can Take to Mainstream Human Rights

February 1, 2009

It's Not Enough to Proclaim Human Rights: We Must Enforce Them and Compel Action

NLG Attends IADL Conference on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 30, 2008

NLG and IADL Participate in Conference in Moscow

Commemorating the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal

December 7, 2008

Universal Declaration at 60

Human Rights activists around the world celebrate the UDHR this December 2008

December 3, 2008

Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination

Guild participates in UN Review

February 16, 2008

"Failed States: The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy"

An urgent call by Noam Chomsky to abide by UN Treaties

March 11, 2007

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About the United Nations Subcommittee

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The UN Subcommittee is a branch of the National Lawyers Guild International Committee. Like the Guild of which it is a part, the UN Subcommittee stands on the principle that human rights are more sacred than property rights. The UN Subcommittee works to make US institutions and individuals abide by international human rights law embodied in the UN Charter, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Additionally, the UN Subcommittee supports the legal struggle for individual and environmental health, and fair trade and property laws. 

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