Call to Action: Defend Palestinian Legislative Council Member Khalida Jarrar

By: NLG Palestine Subcommittee The National Lawyers Guild strongly condemns Israel’s illegal expulsion of Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar from Ramallah to Jericho, two cities within the occupied West Bank. NLG demands that Israel’s West Bank military governor rescind the outrageous order. On August 20, 2014, in the midst of its brutal and […]

National Lawyers Guild Condemns Ongoing Arrests of Legal Observers in Ferguson

Police Arrested Three NLG Legal Observers Thursday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 At approximately 10:30 PM on August 21, St. Louis County Police arrested three National Lawyers Guild (NLG)-trained Legal Observers during a demonstration in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager, […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to ICC Urging an Investigation into Potential War Crimes Committed by Israel and US in Gaza under “Operation Protective Edge”

For immediate release: August 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 MEDIA ADVISORY NEW YORK–Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Center for Constitutional Rights, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Arab Lawyers Union, and American Association of Jurists sent a letter to Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her […]

NLG Legal Observer Arrested While Documenting Ongoing Police Violence in Ferguson

For immediate release: August 20, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 Max Suchan (currently in Ferguson, MO): 773-551-2353 At approximately 12:30 AM on August 20, St. Louis County Police arrested Max Suchan, a Legal Observer with the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Suchan, a Chicago law student, traveled to Ferguson to document police misconduct […]

NLG Strongly Objects to Oppressive and Discriminatory Law Enforcement Tactics in Ferguson, Mo.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NLG Members Offering Legal Support to Ferguson Protesters NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is on the ground providing legal support to Ferguson, Missouri residents protesting in the wake of last week’s fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown […]

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

For immediate release: July 18, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100 ext 15 Recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and ground invasion violates international law NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) expresses its outrage about Israel’s ongoing indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks against Palestinian civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip. Following a barrage […]

Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of US Citizen and Palestinian-American Teen, Tariq Abu Khdeir

For immediate release: August 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 The NLG and other human rights groups urge President Obama and administration to demand Israel cease the Abuse and Unlawful Detention of Palestinians Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and nine other human rights organizations sent a letter to President Obama […]

NLG Calls for US to Abide by Human Rights Treaty Obligations and Cease Plans to Detain and Deport Thousands of Child Refugees to Central America

For immediate release: July 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) objects to the President’s decision to detain and expedite deportations of thousands of children fleeing persecution and violence in Central America. The NLG also opposes any efforts by Congress to roll back critical […]

NLG Resources Inform Revelations of NSA and FBI Monitoring of Muslim-Americans

For immediate release: July 10, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext 15 NLG Resources Inform Revelations of NSA and FBI Monitoring of Muslim-Americans Lawyers Group Demands Action from White House NEW YORK — The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins 45 organizations in calling on President Obama for “a full public accounting of practices” […]

National Lawyers Guild Submits Comments for Improving Military Justice System to Department of Defense Military Justice Review Group

For immediate release: June 30, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) today submitted comments to the Defense Department’s  Military Justice Review Group as part of its comprehensive review of the military justice system. Recommendations to improve the system include eliminating the “convening authority” as the near-absolute […]