NLG and Nearly 60 International Organizations Urge UN to Remedy Human Rights Violations in Pre-Charge Detention of Julian Assange

For immediate release: June 19, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org GENEVA—Fifty-nine human rights and legal organizations urged the United Nations on June 15 to remedy Sweden’s violation of the fundamental human rights of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.  For nearly four years, Assange has experienced pre-charge detention stemming from a Swedish investigation yet to charge […]

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NLG Fact-Finding Delegation Calls for End of U.S.-Backed Administrative Detention of Palestinians by Israel

For immediate release: May 29, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK – Approximately 200 Palestinians from the West Bank have been held for months or years by Israeli occupation forces without access to a just legal system, members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) learned in a fact-finding delegation from […]

NLG Palestine Subcommittee to Observe Appeal Hearing of Slain U.S. Peace Activist Rachel Corrie

For immediate release: May 21, 2014 Contact: Delegation members Azadeh Shahshahani, NLG President (president@nlg.org) or Andrew Dalack, Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair (ajdalack@gmail.com) By phone in Jerusalem: 972-053-426-4921 NLG National Office in New York: 1-212-679-5100, ext. 15 JERUSALEM – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Palestine Subcommittee will attend today’s appeal hearing before the Israeli Supreme Court in the […]

NLG Releases Report on Government Spying on Legal Profession, Launches FBI FOIA Project

For immediate release: April 24, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK — A new report by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Breach of Privilege: Spying on Lawyers in the United States, brings to light the government’s long history of covert surveillance of attorneys and their activist clients. The release also […]

NLG and Legal Groups to Senators: Rejection of DOJ Nominee Adegbile Threatens Justice System

For immediate release: March 14, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), along with other bar associations and legal groups, expressed profound concern over the rejection of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a letter to the 52 Senators […]

CCR, NLG and CAIR-USA Ask House Education Committee to Oppose Anti-Boycott Bill

For immediate release: March 6, 2014 Advocates Assert Bill Violates First Amendment February 12, 2014, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations-USA (CAIR-USA) sent members of the House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee a letter urging them to oppose legislation that would deny federal funding […]

NLG Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement will be an obsolete and wholly unnecessary practice when our government dedicates itself to eliminating racism from the criminal justice system and places more emphasis on rehabilitation, treatment for addiction, safe and effective reentry, and helping with housing and employment. –Excerpt from NLG testimony to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Yesterday the NLG submitted testimony for the record […]

NLG Calls on President Obama to Protect Consumer Privacy Rights

On the two-year anniversary of the publication of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR), the National Lawyers Guild is one of 40 organizations urging Washington to protect privacy rights in the digital age. Joining the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the NLG urged President Obama to put […]