Georges v. United Nations (June 2015)

Georges-v-UN_Amicus-Brief_HR Orgs_6-3-15 Joining 23 other human rights organizations, the NLG signed on to this amicus brief in support of victims of the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti.

NLG Testifies before United Nations on Puerto Rico

On June 20, 2016, NLG Puerto Rico Subcommittee Co-Chair Jan Susler made the presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild, and NLG President Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan presented on behaf of LatinoJustice PRLDEF. “We hope [the presentation] will be useful in educating our membership on what’s happening with […]

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 Files Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Director communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on […]

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 […]