Respect for human rights enables different people to live together, serves as the basis for a healthy and stable democracy, and is the key for realizing the freedoms, dignity, and equality to which all people are inherently entitled. In Israel, a country embroiled in ongoing conflict, composed of many diverse groups, and lacking a written constitution, the struggle to ensure human rights for all presents significant and ever changing challenges.

Since its establishment in 1972, the mandate of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) has been to protect and promote human rights and civil liberties, wherever they are violated by Israel or on its behalf. To this end, ACRI conducts legal, educational, and public programs including precedent-setting litigation, a public hotline, innovative educational workshops, advocacy, high-profile media and internet campaigns, and much more.

ACRI is the only organization that deals with the entire spectrum of human rights issues in Israel and the occupied territories. Thanks to our groundbreaking achievements we have earned a reputation as Israel’s leading human rights and social change organization. With your help, we will continue to lead the struggle for a just and democratic society that respects the human rights of all persons.