Finding Irregularities, NLG Delegation Calls for Independent Investigation into the Murder of Honduran Activist, Berta Cáceres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan NLG President president@nlg.org 212-739-7583   NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, […]

Finding Irregularities, NLG Delegation Calls for Independent Investigation into the Murder of Honduran Activist, Berta Cáceres

Contact: Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan NLG President president@nlg.org 212-739-7583 NEW YORK—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) denounces the March 2 killing of leading indigenous and environmental activist Berta Cáceres and the investigation by Honduran authorities that followed. A March 8-15 NLG delegation to Honduras met with various Honduran and U.S. government officials, community members, and the […]

NLG Delegation Observes Venezuelan Legislative Elections, Affirms Transparency of Democratic Electoral Process

Contact: Tasha Moro NLG Director of Communications communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15# CARACAS, Venezuela—The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) sent four members to accompany the National Assembly Elections in Venezuela that took place on December 6, 2015. Guild members collectively visited close to 30 polling centers on the day of the election in eight municipalities, where they […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Hugo Chávez: Gone for a Year, But Still Looming Large

A year after the death of Hugo Chávez is a propitious time to examine his legacy. Such an examination is even more important in light of the current wave of demonstrations in Venezuela, which have given new life to the transparent attempts of the opposition and the United States to depose the Bolivarian government. These […]