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.
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.
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.
“Since before 9/11, the U.S. government has made a concerted effort to debunk any cause-and-effect relationship between United States foreign policy and foreign-based terrorism directed against the United States,” said NLG Executive Director Heidi Boghosian.
Calls for adherence to federal presentment statute and to afford Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Miranda rights.
A delegation of National Lawyers Guild (NLG) election monitors visited polling sites in five Venezuelan states on April 14 and found that the Venezuelan presidential election process was fair, transparent, participatory, and well-organized.
If ever there were a moment to act upon the promise you made over four years ago to shutter the prison, it is now.
H.R. 944 would grant eligibility for relief from deportation and permanent residency status to any Venezuelan who entered the U.S. from the day Hugo Chavez was elected president of Venezuela until the day before he died.
The “Leahy Law” prohibits the United States from sending aid to security forces that commit “gross violations of human rights.” Israel is not exempt from this rule.