We are providing information on the Coronavirus situation and providing relief to vulnerable populations during the crisis. An ongoing, partial list of our activities:
Freezing National Insurance debts until June
Main news bulletin presented with Arabic subtitles and sign language
Ceased disconnecting debtors from electricity during the crisis
Contacted the Ministry of Construction and Housing about the tentants’ rights in public housing
Contacted the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services about tenants’ rights in protected housing
We are working 24/7 to ensure that the authorities act in accordance with the law –especially in a state of emergency. An ongoing, partial list includes:
Petitioned to the HCJ about Shin Bet tracking phones – achieved temporary injunction
Petitioned to the HCJ against freezing the judicial system in the state of emergency
Appealed to head of police to stop the shutdown of a protest outside of Knesset
Submitted a white paper and appealed to the Speaker of the Knesset regarding his silencing the Knesset during this time
Appealed to the Attorney General that all authorities must act only within their given powers
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, social and economic rights, and political and social 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.