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.
Jan Susler, co-chair of the NLG International Committee's Puerto Rico Subcommittee, testified before the United Nations Decolonization Committee, urging that Puerto Ricans be able to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, free of U.S. colonialism June 22, 2015. Read or download the full testimony as PDF here and see the UN's press statement about the heairng at their website here.
The 2013 Convention in Puerto Rico was the first ever NLG Convention held in a U.S. colony. The event's location inspired vibrant discussion about the island's colonial status, as members learned about the Puerto Rican independence movement and the work of political prisoners such as Oscar López Rivera and our keynote speaker, Rafael Cancel Miranda.
Rafael Bernabe, University of Puerto Rico/Partido del Pueblo Trabajador: Remarks to the 2013 Convention of the National Lawyers Guild.
Efrén Rivera Ramos: Presentation for the panel, "U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico and Resistance Thereto" during the National Lawyers Guild Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 26, 2013.
Submitted at the NLG Annual Law for the People Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 24, 2013 by the National Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Guild.
This year’s convention in Puerto Rico NLG convention presents a unique opportunity for legal activists from the U.S.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A jury in Puerto Rico has awarded $11.5 million in damages to the family of an unarmed man who was shot to death by police in 2007
The family of Miguel Caceres celebrated Friday’s verdict.
Three officers were charged in Caceres’ killing, which was caught on video.
Officer Javier Pagan Cruz was convicted of first-degree murder in 2008 and is serving 109 years in prison. The two other officers, Carlos Sustache Sustache and Zulma Diaz de Leon, were acquitted in 2011 of being accessories to murder.