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On Human Rights Day 2015, Adalah has compiled a summary of 10 unjust and discriminatory decisions made by the Supreme Court this year, on petitions filed by Adalah and other partner organizations.
2015-09-29
A new legislative amendment does not offer any remedy to the victims of the harshest methods Israel uses to elicit confessions during interrogations: namely, Palestinian security detainees and who...
2015-09-10
The difference between two Supreme Court rulings on land rights cases lies in the difference between what Israel views as “unwanted” Arab Bedouin citizens, versus Jewish citizens who “protect...
2015-05-14
This article, written by Adalah Attorney Myssana Morany, was published in Ha'aretz on 14 May 2015.
When news spread last December that Minister Benny Begin had recommended, and Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu had accepted, to halt the legislative process of the Prawer-Begin bill, neither the...
11 September 2013 marks two years since the Israeli government approved the Prawer Plan. The plan intends to uproot tens of thousands of Arab Bedouin citizens of Israel from their villages, to...
In its landmark 1999 ruling on torture, the Israeli Supreme Court outlawed certain inhumane and degrading methods of interrogations of Palestinian security suspects. Yet, 14 years later, the...
The Criminal Procedures (Detainees Suspected of Security Offenses) Law, originally legislated as a temporary order valid for just 18 month has been extended for nine years (from 2006 and until its...
Briefing for the UN Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories. Statistics on Palestinian...
The government of Israel is planning to invest roughly eight billion shekels in the relocation of approximately 40,000 rural Bedouin to overcrowded unemployment-stricken towns. Behind this plan...
An overview of the latest developments regarding the Prawer-Begin Bill, which if enacted into law and implemented, would lead to the eviction and destruction of most of the remaining unrecognized...
Palestinian victims of the Israeli army have filed tort lawsuits against the State of Israel to demand compensation for damages they sustained. The right to compensation is a constitutional right...
If and when the daily bottleneck of patients subsides at the health clinic in the Jewish Naqab (Negev) town of Mitzpe Ramon, and if it is a Thursday or Friday, the doctors drive out to the...
On 6 February 2013, the second part of the Turkel Commission’s Report was published. It addressed the question of the compatibility of “Israel’s mechanisms for examining and investigating...
One of the first cases brought before Israel’s Supreme Court in 1948 involved a challenge to the validity of the 1945 British Mandate Defence (Emergency) Regulations in the legal order of the...
While finding that Israel’s investigative mechanisms comply with international law, the Turkel Report provides extensive “grounds for amending the examination and investigation mechanisms”,...
The government is using a range of discriminatory policies to compel the people of the unrecognized Bedouin villages in the Naqab to abandon their land, including by violating their fundamental...
The Israeli Supreme Court’s new policy has already spared the justices from making several difficult decisions this year
Low turnout was due in large part to a general sense that Arab MKs lack the power to withstand the discriminatory laws in the Knesset
The "Prawer Plan," which the government initially approved in September 2011, outlines a problematic master plan. The plan is reminiscent of a previous government scheme for Arab Bedouin towns in...