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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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National Lawyers Guild International ondemns killing of human rights defender Tahir Elci in Turkey

December 4, 2015

Diyarbakir Bar Association President Tahir Elci, a prominent lawyer and human rights defender was shot dead with a single bullet to his head earlier today, on November 28,...

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International observers establish flaws in Haiti’s October 25 vote

National Lawyers Guild calls for Independent Investigation

November 25, 2015

Mexican Gov't on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

NLG Co-Convenor of International Tribunal

September 12, 2015

NLG International Committee Declares Solidarity with the People of Greece

We Stand with the People of Greece in their Struggle for Economic Self-Determination

July 1, 2015

NLG, LPHR and Addameer submit UN complaint on Palestinian human rights defender Khalida Jarrar

Complaint submitted to the United Nations concerning the Israeli military arrest, detention and indictment of the Palestinian human rights defender,

June 18, 2015

Audio: Drones and Targeted Killing Panel and Presentation

With Jeanne Mirer, Marjorie Cohn, David Akerson

March 17, 2015

NLG IC at the World Social Forum

(Neo)Colonial Militarism and State Violence: Global - Local Connections

March 17, 2015

Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine

In support of Angela Davis

February 5, 2015

Attack First, Kill First and Claim Self-Defense

Palestine Subcommittee Submission to United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

January 19, 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

Trial of Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Begins in Detroit

NLG Members Represent Odeh

November 5, 2014

National Lawyers Guild Urges US Government to Cease $3 Billion Annual Military Aid to Israel

Recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and ground invasion violates international law

July 19, 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

Cuba Travel Fact Sheet

A chronology of struggles and responses to defend our right to travel to Cuba (through 2009)

March 26, 2014

Cuban 5: News and Updates

December 20, 2013

Nelson Mandela, Presente!

December 12, 2013

Letter to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors responds to Veolia's defamatory comments

NLG lawyer Barbara Harvey wrote on behalf of Palestinian BDS organizer Omar Barghouti

October 9, 2013

Act on the Fift of Every Month for the Cuban 5

NLG Cuba SC Chair Art Heitzer's Letter to President Obama on Sept. 5

September 12, 2013


Decisions on three California campuses defeat attempts to silence campus activism around Palestine

August 28, 2013

National Lawyers Guild Venezuelan Election Monitors Issue Report

Concluding that Election Process Was Fair and Transparent

August 27, 2013

President Barack Obama: Remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s "Most Wanted Terrorists" List

Join Angela Davis, Danny Glover, & Alice Walker in opposing FBI/NJ $2 Million bounty on Assata Shakur

June 7, 2013

Student Groups and Civil Rights Organizations Applaud Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking to Chill Student Speech

Settlement Agreement Requires Dismissal of Lawsuit Targeting Arab and Muslim Student Activists

July 13, 2012

UPDATED: Take action to free National Lawyers Guild members detained in Bahrain!

Act now to call for the release of Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath

February 11, 2012

Palestinian political prisoner Khader Adnan on hunger strike for 54 days

Free Palestine Subcommittee writes to ICRC and Israeli officials calling for release

February 9, 2012

Join a Guild delegation to the Earth Summit in Rio

Deadline Sat. Feb. 4

February 1, 2012

ILO upholds human right of public workers to strike

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

November 22, 2011

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

The Legal Duty to Create Jobs

Lost in the Debt Ceiling Debate: The Legal Duty to Create Jobs

August 12, 2011

Creating Change in Tunisia

IC's Steven Goldberg speaks in Portland on Tunisian revolution

August 1, 2011

NLG IC: The Flotilla Must Sail Freely!

NLG IC calls on US government end its pressure on the Greek government and demand that Israel refrain from attacking the flotilla

July 1, 2011

NLG IC Calls for Freedom of Naji and Bassem Tamimi

Palestinian popular movement leaders arrested and imprisoned

May 23, 2011

A Tale of Two Missions

Report on CPD Feb. 25, 2011 Delegation of 12 Peace and Human Rights Activists to the U.S. and Iranian Missions to the United Nations

April 12, 2011

"South of the Border"

A movie review

March 29, 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

Al-Haq calls for UN inquiry into attack on humanitarian aid flotilla to Gaza

High-Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions Also Must Act

June 21, 2010

Incapable of Independent, Credible Investigation

PCHR Statement on Israeli "Independent Public Commission"

June 16, 2010

We Are All IHH!

Defend NGO Against Smear Campaign

June 14, 2010

Israeli Inquiry "Simply Will Not be Credible" Unless It Meets Standards

UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions Issues Statement

June 11, 2010

Did Israel Violate Arms Export Control Act?

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General Writes to Secretary Clinton

June 9, 2010

Israeli-American Lawyer's Haaretz Op-Ed

Hobbled by Political Constraints, by Allegra Pacheco

June 6, 2010

Israel's Security Cannot Come at Any Price

Legal Analysis of Flotilla Attack by Dr. Ben Saul

February 5, 2016

In Law Israel Has a Case to Answer

Flotilla Passengers Had Right to Defend Selves

June 4, 2010

Guild Renews Boycott Call in Wake of Flotilla Massacre

U.S. Government Backs Rogue State

June 1, 2010

The Last Ghost of War

April 30, 2010

Agent Orange Justice Tour

April 14 - May 16, 2010

April 26, 2010

Irish Ship "Rachel Corrie" Joins Free Gaza Fleet

Humanitarian Flotilla Sails in May

April 1, 2010

Addameer & Stop the Wall Announce New Joint Website

Updates on Human Rights Defenders

March 22, 2010

Morong 43 lawyers to appeal CA decision

Lawyers statement on the Court of Appeals decision on the habeas corpus petition of 43 health workers

March 11, 2010

Toolkit for Local Resolutions

Calling for Senate/Presidential Ratification of the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

March 11, 2010

U.S. Military Policy and Vieques:

The Constitutionality and Consequences of Bombing a Nation

March 2, 2010

Defending Human Rights Defenders

Joint Report by Addammeer, Stop the Wall, & NLG

February 14, 2010

Falk Urges Sanctions to End "Ordeal" of Gaza Blockade

Special Rapporteur Finds "No Evidence of Meaningful International Pressure"

January 15, 2010

Guild Joins Many NGOs in Letter to Asst. Secretary Posner

Foreign Assistance Act Mandates Report to Congress on Israel's Human Rights Record

January 14, 2010

Two Important Resources on Gaza

Links to IADL White Paper & NLG Gaza Delegation Report

January 14, 2010

Guild Urges Egypt to Heed International Law Obligations on Gaza Marchers & Convoy

Safe Passage for All Gaza Freedom March Members and Entire Viva Palestina Convoy

January 1, 2010

NLG Delgation to Gaza: Report to NLG Convention

Video of presentations by Radhika Sainath, Reem Salahi, Tom Nelson, and James Leas

December 23, 2009

Delusional Self-Defense, Delusional Congressional Vote

Israel's self-defense claim is flawed

December 6, 2009

$19 Million Judgment Upheld Against Former Haitian CIA Agent and Death Squad Leader

Toto Constant Liable for Rape, Other Torture, Attempted Killing

December 2, 2009

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

NLG IC Circulates Op-Ed piece

Members urged to Contact Congress Immediately and Write Editorials

November 1, 2009

Impact of Federal Anti-Boycott And Other Laws On BDS Campaigns

NLG International Committee issues legal memo for activists

October 24, 2009

Honduras: NLG Task Force of the Americas Speaking Out

Press Info, Report and Letters to Government issued

September 27, 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

"Vulture Funds" Prey on Poor Debtor Nations

Eli Clifton WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (IPS)

August 30, 2009

Informe sobre Delegación a Bolivia Enero 2– 10, 2007

2007 Bolivia Report En Espanol

July 9, 2009



May 22, 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

ONSLAUGHT: Israel's Attack of Gaza and the Rule of Law

National Lawyers Guild Gaza Delegation Report

April 2, 2009

NLG Delegation Observes Election of FMLN

Preliminary Report

March 26, 2009

Housing, Water, and Sanitation in Occupied Palestinian Territory

Resources and Reports from COHRE

February 3, 2009

End the Embargo on Gaza

Report of the International Committee of the Red Cross

February 1, 2009


Immediate Steps Obama Can Take to Mainstream Human Rights

February 1, 2009

No Impunity for Israeli War Crimes

Guild issues leaflet on Israeli violations of international law

January 27, 2009


NLG to Lead Fact-Finding Legal Delegation to Gaza

January 25, 2009


Help Organize the Guild's Commission

January 1, 2009

Challenging the Legality of the War in Afghanistan

NLG International Committee to Prepare White Paper

December 30, 2008

Anatomy of A War Crime

Single Deadliest Day in Gaza Since 1967

December 30, 2008

Criminal Complaint at the Hague on Israel's Blockade of Gaza

International Coalition Against Impunity Files Complaint

December 30, 2008

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

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Illegal Israeli Massacre of Over 300 Gazans:

Calls for Ceasefire, and Urges Protests

December 29, 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

Lawyers Change History in Pakistan

Vice-President of Supreme Court Bar Association, Sahibzada Anwar Hameed addressed 2008 NLG Convention in Detroit

November 25, 2008

AFRICOM Activated

November 17, 2008

Judge Excludes Confession of Guantanamo Detainee From Trial

Confession obtained using threat of death amounted to torture

November 5, 2008

NLG Attends Korean Policy Institute’s Conference on "Reunification: Building Permanent Peace in Korea"

Photo Exhibit on the "Forgotten Faces of North Korea" Available for Showings

October 30, 2008

Update on Puerto Rico

Task Force on the Americas to Reinitiate PR Work

October 28, 2008

NLG Issues White Paper on Torture

US officials who used, advocated, or justified torture are subject to criminal prosecution under International and US Law

October 26, 2008


National Lawyers Guild Calls For American Corporations to be Held Responsible for Agent Orange

October 25, 2008

Passing of Crispin "Ka Bel" Beltran

Statement from the 2006 Delegation of Women Lawyers

May 28, 2008



April 17, 2008

Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination

Guild participates in UN Review

February 16, 2008

Guild's Strong International Focus Remains

70th Anniversary Convention Will Highlight Issues from Around the World

August 13, 2007

Repression in Oaxaca

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

June 25, 2007

Torture on Trial in Arizona

Motion to Dismiss Memo Gives Shocking Overview of Torture Training

June 20, 2007



May 24, 2007

Guild Calls for Solidarity Actions with Agent Orange Victims

National Tour Heads to Various Cities and NY Court Hearing

May 15, 2007

Guild Lawyers Participate in Human Rights Delegation to Oaxaca

Guild Follows up with Support for Human Rights Organizations

April 14, 2007

UN Labor Panel Finds U.S. Violates International Labor Rules

Calls for Repeal of North Carolina Anti-Bargaining Law

April 14, 2007

Human Rights Crisis Continues in the Philippines

Women Lawyers Release Update of Report

March 13, 2007

"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

Pending Execution of Iraqi Women

NLG Demands Repudiation of Death Sentences

February 26, 2007

"I Swore to Uphold the Constitution. Instead, I Disgraced It"

Vermont Legislature Says Bring Them Home Now!

February 19, 2007

Press Release: Former Haitian Colonel To Be Prosecuted

Trial Next Week in Miami for Torture, Extrajudicial Killings

February 16, 2007

2006 Delegation to Venezuela Submits Report

The Bolivarian Revolution and the Rule of Law

July 6, 2006

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