NLG Calls on Obama Administration to Cease Impending Punitive Actions and Act Consistently for Normalized Relations with Cuba

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Arthur Heitzer, NLG Cuba Subcommittee Chair artheitzer@gmail.com| 414-273-1040, ext. 12 NEW YORK—Just three days before a nearly unanimous vote by the United Nations General Assembly on October. 27 to condemn the continued U.S. embargo of Cuba, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Obama administration to cease awaiting […]

NLG and IADL Election Observers Establish Flaws in Haiti’s October 25 Vote, Call for Independent Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Nicole Phillips, Esq. (in U.S., Speaks English and French) nicole@ijdh.org | +001 510 715 2855 NEW YORK—A new report by international election observers concludes that Haiti’s October 25, 2015 presidential and legislative elections fell far short of minimum standards for fair elections, and calls for an independent investigation to address widespread allegations […]

NLG’s Solidarity Work for Democracy in Honduras

Emily Yozell, International Committee Task Force on the Americas Inter-American Human Rights Court issues decision against Honduras, orders restitution and reparations for judges summarily dismissed for opposing 2009 military coup. NLG amicus brief accepted and cited in October decision. During early morning hours of Sunday June 28 in 2009, the Armed Forces kidnapped and expatriated […]

NLG Members Release Film, ZEDEs: Neocolonialism and Land Grabbing in Honduras

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Sullivan, Producer msullivanlegal@gmail.com | 831.239.6853 A delegation from the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) traveled to Honduras in August 2015 to produce a film documenting the looming threat of the first semi-autonomous zones, known as Zones for Economic Development and Employment (ZEDEs).  The film titled, ZEDEs:  Neocolonialism and land grabbing in Honduras is […]

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 on President Obama to Withdraw Executive Order Declaring Venezuela National Security Threat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Director communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK—On March 8, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13692, which declared a national emergency, calling Venezuela “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” and imposed sanctions on several Venezuelan officials. […]

NLG Palestine Subcommittee Submits Report to ICC Prosecutor Refuting Israeli Self-Defense Claim

For immediate release: February 10, 2015 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee’s Palestine Subcommittee submitted a report to the ICC prosecutor with facts showing that Israeli air and ground attacks on Palestinian territory preceded Hamas and non-Hamas rocket fire, and thus could not have been […]

The World Has Not Forgotten Us

By Camilo Romero, NLG National Vice President NLG Delegation to Colombia, 2014 ”The world has not forgotten us, because it has never really known us.  We hope the NLG will help introduce our crisis here in Choco – the frontier of Colombia – to the world.” For the first time ever, the National Lawyers Guild organized […]

Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of US Citizen and Palestinian-American Teen, Tariq Abu Khdeir

For immediate release: August 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 The NLG and other human rights groups urge President Obama and administration to demand Israel cease the Abuse and Unlawful Detention of Palestinians Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and nine other human rights organizations sent a letter to President Obama […]

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 […]