NLG Calls Upon US to Immediately Comply with International Humanitarian Law in its Illegal Occupation of the Hawaiian Islands

Contact: hawaiiankingdom@nlginternational.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest progressive bar association in the United States, calls upon the United States to immediately begin to comply with international humanitarian law in its prolonged and illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom since 1893. As the longest running belligerent occupation of a foreign country in […]

NLG Strongly Condemns Illegal Targeted Assassinations by U.S. & Increased Repression of Iranian Nationals at U.S. Borders

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the oldest and largest progressive bar association in the United States, strongly condemns recent illegal U.S. actions in Iraq, including the killing of Iranian and Iraqi nationals and threats of military attacks on Iran as clear violations of both U.S. and international law. We call on our members and all […]

NLG Statement on Coup in Bolivia

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) strongly condemns the military coup that took place in Bolivia on November 10, followed by the self-declared presidency of extreme right-wing Bolivian senator Jeanine Áñez, in violation of the Constitution of Bolivia. There is strong evidence that U.S. elected officials and agencies worked to foment this coup in the Plurinational […]

NLG Releases Report Documenting Human Rights Violations of Asylum Seekers at the Southern Border

NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) has released the report, Stranded: Forced Migration, Illegal Barriers to Asylum, and the Humanitarian Crisis in Tijuana, documenting human rights abuses of migrants observed during a March 2019 NLG International Committee fact-finding delegation. The team traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, California with the aim of investigating and […]

NLG Reiterates Support of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, and Free Press

Contact: communications@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns the Trump administration’s indictment under the 1917 Espionage Act of WikiLeaks journalist Julian Assange, as well as the jailing of whistleblower Chelsea Manning for her refusal to testify before the WikiLeaks grand jury investigation. The NLG reiterates its support of these two whistleblowers, and demand that Assange’s […]

NLG Joins Pueblo Sin Fronteras in Demanding the Immediate Release of Human Rights Defenders, Now Political Prisoners, Cristóbal Sánchez and Irineo Mujica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2019 Contact: communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for the immediate release of human rights defenders Cristóbal Sánchez, founder of the Cultura Migrante collective, and Irineo Mujica, director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras (PSF), following their June 5 arrests by Mexican officials on trumped-up human trafficking charges. These politically […]

NLG in Solidarity with Pueblo Sin Fronteras Following Arson Targeting Director, Condemns Binational Surveillance and Targeting of Migrants and Human Rights Defenders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2019 Contact: communications@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is in solidarity with the migrants’ rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras (PSF), following an arson attack targeting their director, Irineo Mujica, yesterday. Last month, the NLG International Committee sent a delegation to Tijuana, Mexico to document human rights abuses and violations […]

NLG Condemns Secret US-Mexican List of Journalists and Advocates Documenting and Providing Humanitarian Aid at the Border

(Photo: A portion of the documents leaked to NBC San Diego listing targeted journalists, activists, and an attorney.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: communications@nlg.org TIJUANA, Mexico—Leaked US-Mexican government documents revealed both governments are maintaining a secret database targeting at least 59 journalists, activists, and an attorney as part of an intelligence-gathering mission under “Operation Secure Line,” […]

NLG & Al Otro Lado Mobilizing Legal Support for Central American Refugee Caravan at Mexico-US Border

Contact: communications@nlg.org, 212-679-5100, ext. 15 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2018 TIJUANA, Mexico—Since last Thursday, a Central American exodus of 4,000-5,000 asylum seekers have been arriving at the Tijuana/San Ysidro Port of Entry. The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and Al Otro Lado (AOL) are mobilizing legal support on both sides of the border to help […]