NLG Remembers Michael Ratner, Past President and Human Rights Crusader

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro Director of Communications 212-679-5100, ext. 15# communications@nlg.org NEW YORK — It is with the greatest sadness that we share the news that our comrade, friend, and past NLG President Michael Ratner died yesterday afternoon at the age of 72. Michael was a true revolutionary lawyer.  He embodied the spirit […]

Human Rights Advocates to Senate: Central American Aid Package Could Violate Internationally-Protected Refugee Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Embree-Lowry, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) laura@cispes.org | (202) 521-2510 Sixty organizations call on Senate to uphold international protections for asylum-seekers, end U.S. policies that contribute to regional violence and inequality Washington, D.C. – In advance of Senate’s markup of the FY16 State and Foreign Operations bill […]

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 […]

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 […]