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 […]

NLG and Nearly 60 International Organizations Urge UN to Remedy Human Rights Violations in Pre-Charge Detention of Julian Assange

For immediate release: June 19, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 GENEVA — Fifty-nine human rights and legal organizations urged the United Nations on June 15 to remedy Sweden’s violation of the fundamental human rights of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange.  For nearly four years, Assange has experienced pre-charge detention stemming from a Swedish […]

NLG Fact-Finding Delegation Calls for End of U.S.-Backed Administrative Detention of Palestinians by Israel

For immediate release: May 29, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK – Approximately 200 Palestinians from the West Bank have been held for months or years by Israeli occupation forces without access to a just legal system, members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) learned in a fact-finding delegation from […]

NLG Palestine Subcommittee to Observe Appeal Hearing of Slain U.S. Peace Activist Rachel Corrie

For immediate release: May 21, 2014 Contact: Delegation members Azadeh Shahshahani, NLG President (president@nlg.org) or Andrew Dalack, Palestine Subcommittee Co-Chair (ajdalack@gmail.com) By phone in Jerusalem: 972-053-426-4921 NLG National Office in New York: 1-212-679-5100, ext. 15 JERUSALEM – The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Palestine Subcommittee will attend today’s appeal hearing before the Israeli Supreme Court in the […]

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 […]

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 […]