NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to Foreign Policy Magazine Urging them to Uphold Free Speech and Free Press

The NLG, American Association of Jurists, and International Association of Democratic Lawyers have sent a letter to Foreign Policy in response to Venezuela’s right-wing leader Leopoldo López’s request that the magazine retract or publish a rebuttal to Roberto Lovato’s recent piece, “The Making of Leopoldo López”. Read the full letter to Foreign Policy below. Download as PDF David Rothkopf, […]

NLG Mourns Passing of Civil Rights Pioneer, Julian Bond

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is deeply saddened by the passing of civil rights trailblazer, Julian Bond, who died Saturday night at the age of 75. A lifelong activist and icon of the American Civil Rights Movement, Bond co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) while attending Morehouse College in the 1960s. Shortly thereafter, he galvanized students, […]

NLG Urges Immediate Release of Hunger Striking Palestinian Lawyer Muhammed Allan

The National Lawyers Guild urges the immediate release of hunger-striking Palestinian lawyer and administrative detainee, Muhammed Allan, as he nears death in his third month on open hunger strike. Allan is now in a coma and attached to a ventilator. He is threatened with force-feeding at any moment under the new Israeli “Law to Prevent Harm Caused by […]

NLG Provides Critical Support for Demonstrators in Ferguson, Condemns State of Emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kris Hermes, Mass Defense Coordinator | 510-681-6361 More than 150 protesters arrested Monday, including at least nine NLG Legal Observers FERGUSON, MO—Police violently cracked down on activists yesterday after imposing a State of Emergency in St. Louis County in an effort to stifle protest commemorating the murder of Michael Brown one […]

International Legal and Human Rights Organizations Endorse Palestinian Human Rights Call to Act on UN Gaza Report

As international legal and human rights organizations, we endorse the below statement issued by the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council and urge UN bodies, states and the international community to act on the report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict. In particular, we reiterate the call of the PHROC to implement the […]

Response to Ms. Loida Lewis from IPT Convenor, National Lawyers Guild

Contact: Berna Ellorin (347) 244-8953 The National Lawyers Guild, as a convenor of the International People’s Tribunal (IPT), wishes to respond to the comments made by Ms. Loida Nicolas Lewis on Balitang America following  the verdict of the IPT finding the Aquino and US Governments are: 1. GUILTY of gross human rights violations involving the civil and political rights […]

DC Tribunal Declares Aquino, US Gov’t Guilty of Abuses to Filipino People

WASHINGTON DC– Azadeh Shahshahani, prominent human rights attorney and author, delivered the verdict declaring Philippine President Aquino and the U.S. Government, as represented by President Obama, “GUILTY of gross and systematic violations of human rights.” “Over the past two long, painful and enraging days, We have closely and keenly listened, watched, seen, asked, pondered on […]