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Who we are 

Founded in 1972, ACRI is a policy driven, non-profit organization protecting the human rights and civil liberties of all people living in Israel and the Occupied Territories.

We uphold the pillars of democracy by demanding that duty bearers change policies and practices that violate basic rights and liberties. ACRI works together with the courts, the Knesset, government agencies and civil society to tackle Israel’s most urgent human rights injustices. To this end, our strategic focus areas include: the Arab minority, migrants and refugees, the occupied territories, and social, economic rights, and political rights.


ACRI promotes a public discourse about human rights via events and protests, as well as extensive social and print media in Hebrew, Arabic and English, while advancing an institutionalized human rights education curriculum through intensive work with teacher training colleges, universities, and the Ministry of Education.