Legal Community Open Letter Urges End to U.S. Sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

April 3, 2020 – Over 200 lawyers and legal organizations called on the United States to drop its sanctions against Venezuela and Iran as the countries race to fight COVID-19 in an open letter released Friday. The global pandemic has drawn attention to the devastating effects of U.S. sanctions on these countries, as well as the ongoing […]

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 […]

Report: The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti

NLG San Francisco Bay Area president and NLG International Committee member Judith Mirkinson participated in an April fact-finding trip to Haiti on the Lasalin Massacre. The NLG and the Haiti Action Committee released the following report documenting their findings, The Lasalin Massacre and the Human Rights Crisis in Haiti. “The Lasalin massacre was designed to […]

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 […]

WEBINAR: Global Repression of Dissent: Palestine, Puerto Rico & the Philippines

REGISTER NOW! bit.ly/globalrepressionwebinar As colonialist regimes gain power across the globe, we have seen more people speaking out against white supremacist and fascist rhetoric and policies as well as an increased attack on dissent, particularly on human rights defenders from economically poor communities of color. Movements to challenge and defeat racism, colonialism, state violence, and […]

NLG Denounces Civil Rights Violations Against Puerto Rican Activists and Human Rights Lawyers

May 10, 2018 Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan, NLG President president@nlg.org NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) joins the Puerto Rican civil rights and legal communities in condemning the actions of law enforcement and the Puerto Rico Department of Justice (PRDOJ), in response to their ongoing persecution and intimidation of human rights lawyers and activists. […]

NLG Foundation Heading to South Korea to Support Peace Efforts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2018 Contact: Daniel McGee, NLG Foundation Managing Director – nlgfoundation@nlg.org The National Lawyers Guild Foundation is headed to Seoul, South Korea this week with a group of seven U.S. lawyers and legal workers who work on various human and civil rights issues. The delegation, sponsored by the International Committee of […]

NLG Condemns Israeli Military Attacks on Unarmed Civilian Demonstrators in the Gaza Strip

April 16, 2018 Huwaida Arraf, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the International Solidarity Movement: huwaida.arraf@gmail.com Audrey Bomse, NLG Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair: audreybomse@hotmail.com The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is shocked and outraged by the Israeli military’s recent slaughter of unarmed civilians peacefully protesting in Gaza during the “Great March of Return.” The NLG demands […]