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June 17, 2013
Jan Susler, co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild International Committee's Puerto Rico Subcommittee, presented a paper on Monday, June 17 to the United Nations Decolonization Committee during its annual hearing on the status of Puerto Rico....
June 17, 2013
The National Lawyers Guild, with the Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) and the Law Office of Samira Afzali, issued an Iran sanctions economic rights toolkit on June 17, aimed towards Iranian Americans who have faced discrimination that was attributed to sanctions on Iran....
June 12, 2013
NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE ACTION ALERT
We call on the Turkish government to stop all police aggression against Turkey's protesters and to launch an immediate investigation into police violence and for justice and accountability for the dead, injured and detained....
June 7, 2013
The following petition was launched by lawyers and activists, including the National Lawyers Guild, in support of Assata Shakur, urging President Obama to overrule the FBI's decision to put Assata on the "Most Wanted Terrorists" list. Click here to sign on to this important petition...
June 7, 2013
On June 6, 2013, attorney Arthur Heitzer, chair of the NLG's Cuba Subcommittee, made the following Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FBI demanding evidence to support its naming Assata Shakur to the "Most Wanted Terrorist" list and increasing its reward to a total of $2 million....
May 27, 2013
The following letter was sent to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Margaret Sekaggya, and UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Frank La Rue, by a coalition of international organizations protesting the torture and mistreatment of detained journalists and human rights defenders in Bahrain. The NLG is a signatory of this letter:...
May 14, 2013
Former Guatemalan dictator, General Efrain Rios Montt, was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity on Friday, May 10. During the trial, NLG International Committee attorney Emily Yozell coordinated a delegation to Guatemala to meet with survivors and human rights organizations, as well as observe the trial....
May 10, 2013
The NLG International Committee, Task Force on the Americas is organizing a delegation to monitor the presidential elections in Honduras in November 2013. The approximate dates will be November 20 to 26 (voting day is Sunday, November 24)....
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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Marjorie Cohn's new book, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, reveals the legacies of U.S. torture. Purchase the book online today or contact the IC about holding an event with Marjorie Cohn.
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