The NLG Urges U.S. to Respect Venezuelan Sovereignty

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls on Congress and the Secretary of State John Kerry to oppose U.S. intervention in the ongoing conflict in Venezuela, as a violent campaign brought by Venezuela’s extreme right-wing opposition seeks to topple the recently elected government. Certain opposition leaders have called these anti-government demonstrations “La Salida” (the Ousting), revealing […]

The National Lawyers Guild and other Rights Groups Call on Universities to Protect Open Debate on Palestine/Israel

For immediate release: February 6, 2014 Azadeh Shahshahani president@nlg.org (404) 574-0851 New York New York – The National Lawyers Guild and other organizations calling for human rights and for the rule of law in Palestine and Israel today urged academic institutions to reaffirm their commitment to free and open campus debate. The plea for free expression, including the right to […]

National Lawyers Guild Observers Find Salvadoran Elections to be Free and Fair

For immediate release: February 5, 2014 Judy Somberg judy_somberg@igc.org 617-497-5364 New York For interviews in Spanish:  William Leavitt, WilliamLeavitt@hotmail.com, 212-897-5852 A group of five members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to El Salvador as trained and accredited election observers to monitor the first round of the 2014 Presidential elections and to investigate the […]

18th IADL Congress in Brussels, April 15-19

The National Lawyers Guild is a proud member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), an international organization of jurists’ associations that have made the violation of human rights and threats to international peace and security legal issues under international law, since 1946. The President of IADL is longtime Guild member and NLG International Committee (IC) […]

National Lawyers Guild Applauds the Compassionate Release of Lynne Stewart

For immediate release: December 31, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK —Today Judge John G. Koeltl granted the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) request for the compassionate release of Lynne Stewart. This is heartening news. Ms. Stewart is 74 years old and has terminal cancer with a life expectancy of less than 18 […]

National Lawyers Guild Observers Question Validity of Honduran Elections

For immediate release: November 26, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) delegation of 17 credentialed international observers seriously question the validity of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal’s (TSE) preliminary results of Sunday’s national elections in Honduras. The NLG takes issue with the United States government’s characterization […]

NLG to Send Delegation to Observe Presidential Elections in Honduras

For immediate release: November 19, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Coordinator | communications@nlg.org | (212) 679-5100, ext.15 Azadeh Shahshahani, President | president@nlg.org Mark Sullivan, NLG Attorney |  504-9701-6626 New York—On Sunday, November 24, 2013, a delegation of 18 members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) will serve as official international “accompaniers” to observe the presidential elections in Honduras. […]

Harper Government Ignores Torture Opponents’ Call to Ban Dick Cheney from Canada or Prosecute Him – Protest on October 31

For immediate release: October 16, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro NLG Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100 communications@nlg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2013 Toronto—Lawyers from the National Lawyers Guild (U.S.), International Association of Democratic Lawyers, European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (Germany), Brussells Tribunal (Belgium), International Initiative to Prosecute US Genocide in Iraq (Iraq, Egypt, Spain), Lawyers […]

NLG Files Petition Against U.S. For Human Rights Violations in Vieques

For immediate release: September 23, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator 212-679-5100, ext. 15 communications@nlg.org NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD FILES PETITION AGAINST U.S. FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN VIEQUES San Juan, Puerto Rico and New York – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and four legal and human rights groups filed a petition today before the Inter-American […]

NLG Calls on Atty. General Holder to Grant Compassionate Release to Lynne Stewart

For immediate release: September 11, 2013 Contact: Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Coordinator, 212-679-5100, ext. 15, communications@nlg.org NEW YORK–The National Lawyers Guild, and several legal and social justice organizations, today called on Attorney General Eric Holder to direct the Bureau of Prisons to grant compassionate release to Lynne Stewart, whose medical condition continues to deteriorate. Citing […]