At the 2011 Law for the People Convention, which will take place October 12-16 in Philadelphia, we will consider seven resolutions and three bylaw amendments.
We are now in the planning stages for the next issue of Guild Notes! This is the official call for submissions, and the deadline is Friday, June 24.
Applications for convention workshops MUST be submitted by April 8, 2011. Click below to download the application packet.
he National Lawyers Guild and over 50 organizations and individuals have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama, emphasizing that the United States has domestic and international commitments to ensure that its weapons and its international aid funds are not used for grave international human rights or humanitarian law violations.
We are now in the planning stages for the next issue of Guild Notes! This is the official call for submissions, and the deadline is Friday, February 11th.
The National Lawyers Guild expresses its support and solidarity with Iran’s human rights defenders who have been prosecuted and/or arrested due to their human rights activities.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) urges you to exercise your authority over the Georgia Department of Corrections to institute several overdue systemic changes in the Georgia state prison system. The recent prison strike in your state has drawn national attention to deficiencies in the statewide correctional facilities, many of which violate the United States Constitution and longstanding human rights norms.
This 16-page pocket-sized booklet, designed as a companion to our popular publication Operation Backfire: A Survival Guild for Environmental and Animal Rights Activists, is a Know Your Rights guide for activists and others who are contacted by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security or local law enforcement.
The Guild is one of 9 organizations who sent a letter to Patrick Leahy and Jeff Sessions opposing the nomination of Stacia Hylton for head of the U.S. Marshals Service on the grounds that she has a conflict of interest.
The following resolution regarding the FBI Raids was passed by a 2/3 majority vote of the NLG membership at this year's annual conference in New Orleans, LA.