Pending Civil and Political Rights Cases

Supreme Court

1. Petition submitted with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and MK Haneen Zoabi (National Democratic Assembly-Balad) to cancel the Knesset’s decision to revoke some of her parliamentary privileges due to her participation in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in May 2010.
HCJ 8148/10, Zoabi v. The Knesset (court expanded panel to 7 justices)

2. Response in 2/12 on behalf of MK Haneen Zoabi to a petition filed by far-right MK Michael Ben Ari to the Supreme Court demanding that the Attorney General criminally indict MK Zoabi for her participation in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in May 2010. In 12/11, the AG announced that no indictments would be filed against Israeli citizens who participated in the Flotilla.
HCJ 97/33/11, Ben Ari et al v. Attorney General et al.

3. Representing MK Ahmad Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) in a petition to the Supreme Court against the Knesset's decision to disqualify legislative bill that he proposed prohibiting Nakba denial, following the enactment of the new “Nakba Law”
HCJ 5478/11, MK Ahmad Tibi v. The Speaker of the Knesset, MK Reuven Rivlin

4. Petition to cancel the “Anti-Boycott Law” enacted in 2011 filed by Adalah and ACRI on behalf of leading human rights organizations in Israel, as well as associations calling for an economic boycott of the settlements in the West Bank or of Israel.
HCJ 2072/12, The Coalition of Women for Peace, et al v. The Minister of Finance, et al.

District and Magistrate Courts

5. Representing Arab MK Mohammed Barakeh (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality - Hadash) on a criminal indictment charging him with four alleged offenses of assaulting or insulting police officers resulting from his participation in anti-Wall and anti-War demonstrations between 2005 and 2007. The court accepted Adalah's arguments concerning parliamentary immunity, and dismissed two of four charges in 10/11.
Tel Aviv Magistrate Court, Criminal Case 12318-12/09, State of Israel v. Mohammed Barakeh

6. Submitting a torts lawsuit on behalf of Prof. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian of the Hebrew University against the Israel Airports Authority for humiliating and demeaning treatment at Ben Gurion Airport.
Tel Aviv Magistrate Court, Civil Case 6783-11/09, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian v. Airports Authority
7. Representing residents of Al-Araqib and human rights activists on 10 criminal indictments related to protest activities concerning the repeated demolition of the Arab Bedouin village of Al-Araqib in the Naqab
Beer el-Sabe Magistrate Court, Criminal Case: 12879-08/10, State of Israel v. Sayyah al-Touri (and 9 additional criminal files)

8. Representing Arab MK Sa’id Naffaa on a criminal indictment charging him with traveling illegally to Syria, defined as an enemy state by Israeli law; assisting in organizing a visit of around 300 Arab Druze clerics on a pilgrimage to Druze holy places in Syria; and being in contact with a foreign agent in Syria in September 2007. MK Naffaa denies the charge of contact with a foreign agent, and maintains that all his activities fall within the framework of his duties as an elected public official.
Nazareth District Court, Criminal Case: 47188-12-11, State of Israel v. Sa'id Naffaa
9. Representing  Arab Druze religious leaders, as part of a defense team, on  criminal indictments charging them with travelling illegally to Syria. These clerics went on a pilgrimage to Druze holy places with MK Sa’id Naffaa. 
Nazareth District Court, Criminal Case: 16047-01/12, State of Israel v. Muady et al.