Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel

Mission: Adalah ("Justice" in Arabic) is an independent human rights organization and legal center. Established in November 1996, it works to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, 1.2 million people, or 20% of the population, as well as Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel
94 Yaffa St
PO Box 8921
Haifa, Haifa 31090
Israel
+972-49501610
http://adalah.org/eng

Board of Directors

Hala Khoury-Bisharat, Ghassan Kharouba, Rina S Rosenberg, Khalil Elmour, Hassan Jabareen, Fathiyya Hussein, Salma Wakim, Odeh Bisharat, Mas'ud Hamdan, Suhad Bishara, Khaled Abu Asbah, Hussein Abu Hussein

Project Leaders

Alyssa Bernstein

Mission

Mission: Adalah ("Justice" in Arabic) is an independent human rights organization and legal center. Established in November 1996, it works to promote and defend the rights of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel, 1.2 million people, or 20% of the population, as well as Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT).

Programs

To achieve equal individual and collective rights for Palestinian Arabs in Israel and the OPT, Adalah: 1. Presents impact litigation cases and interventions to Israeli courts and state authorities (Litigation docket: http://adalah.org/Public/files/English/Legal_Advocacy/Docket/Adalah-Litigation-February-2013.pdf). 2. Provides legal consultation to individuals, NGOs, and institutions 3. Appeals to international institutions and fora, including the UN, EU, and national governments to increase Israel's compliance with treaties and conventions and national and international law. 4. Organizes seminars and conferences 5. Publishes reports and analysis of critical legal issues 6. Reaches out to media in Israel and abroad 7. Trains legal apprentices and new lawyers in human rights Legal successes include the precedent-setting cancellation of 51 demolition orders on homes of 500 Arab Bedouins in the Naqab (Negev), pverturning an "Admissions Committee's" block on Arab Palestinian couple's wish to live in small community, ensuring that Arab Palestinian representatives and parties are able to run in elections, declaration of the right to compensation for Palestinians in OPT harmed by Israeli military, and banning of use of Palestinians as "human shields" in violation of international law.

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