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18th IADL Congress in Brussels, April 15-19

The National Lawyers Guild is a proud member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), an international organization of jurists' associations that have made the violation of human rights and threats to international peace and security legal issues under international law, since 1946. The President of IADL is longtime Guild member and NLG International Committee (IC) Co-Chair, Jeanne Mirer.

National Lawyers Guild Mourns Loss of Nelson Mandela

The National Lawyers Guild joins the people of South Africa and freedom-loving people the world over both in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela and celebrating his life. We are proud to have stood with Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) at a time when the United States government labeled him a terrorist. As our longtime member Lennox Hinds - Mandela’s lawyer in the United States - reminds us, “Mandela was arrested by the South African forces with the support of the CIA.”

Letter to Obama Regarding the State of Siege in Guatemala

The National Lawyers Guild recently sent a delegation to Guatemala to observe the precedent-setting genocide trial of U.S.-supported military dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt and his advisor Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez. In the wake of uncertainty over whether the trial would continue after widely criticized procedural developments over the last few weeks, we were pleased that the U.S. dispatched Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues Stephen Rapp to Guatemala to signal the importance of upholding the rule of law.

National Lawyers Guild Urges FBI to Respect Political Asylum Status of Assata Shakur

Assata Shakur

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges the Federal Bureau of Investigation to respect the political asylum status of Assata Shakur (a.k.a. Joanne Chesimard). The FBI has designated the 65-year old former Black Panther Party member a “terrorist” and increased the bounty for her capture from $1 million to $2 million.

National Lawyers Guild Joins U.N. Rapporteur Calling for Investigation into Roots of U.S.-Targeting Terrorism

The National Lawyers Guild joins Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and special rapporteur to the United Nations, in calling for an investigation into the causes of acts of terrorism directed at the United States.

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