Discriminatory Laws

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2013-05-08
Adalah vehemently opposes the approval of the proposed Prawer-Begin Bill by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation on 6 May 2013. The bill threatens to displace tens of thousands of Palestinian...
2013-04-21
Ahead of a hearing in the Ministerial Committee on Legislation on the draft Arrangement of Bedouin Settlement in the Negev Law (known as the “Prawer-Begin Plan”), members of the Coalition of...
2013-04-15
On 13 April 2013, the Israeli government once again called on the Knesset to extend the discriminatory "Ban on Family Unification - Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (Temporary Order)" for an...
2012-12-11
Yesterday, 10 December 2012, following a petition from Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) on behalf of eight civil...
2012-12-11
On 4 December 2012, an expanded panel of nine Supreme Court justices heard the final arguments on a case challenging the constitutionality of the discriminatory “Admissions Committee Law.” The...
2012-12-03
(Haifa, Israel) At 9 am on Wednesday, 5 December 2012, the Israeli Supreme Court will hold the first hearing on a petition filed by Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)...
2012-12-02
Israeli Supreme Court Hearing on Discriminatory ‘Admissions Committee Law’ to be held before 9 Justices Tuesday 4 December 2012, 9 am, Jerusalem (Haifa, Israel) At 9 am on Tuesday, 4 December...
2012-09-18
UN Human Rights Committee releases List of Issues, (LOIPR), questions for Israel's review. Adalah's report and the UNHRC's focus include questions on equality and discrimination in Israel's Basic...
2012-05-25
In a letter sent to the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset, the Attorney General and others on 22 May 2012, Adalah urged them to reject proposed bills that seek to retroactively legalize...
2012-05-23
Last night, 22 May 2012, the Israeli Supreme Court issued a judgment accepting eight separate petitions filed in 2005 by local municipal authorities, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel...
2012-03-15
Adalah submitted an NGO report to the Committee in December 2011 on Israel's lack of compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD),...
2012-03-15
(Haifa and Jerusalem) On 11 March 2012, Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) submitted a petition to the Israeli Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the "Boycott Law,"...
2012-02-24
(Haifa, Israel) On 15 February 2012, Adalah sent a letter to the Prime Minister, the Attorney General, and the Minister of Justice demanding that they halt a proposed new law that will grant a 35%...
2012-01-29
(Haifa, Israel) On 25 January 2012, the Attorney General (AG) submitted the state's legal response to the Supreme Court of Israel on petitions filed by Adalah and the Association for Civil Rights...
2012-01-05
HCJ: "The questions that this law raises will only become clear with its implementation" Adalah and ACRI: The High Court ignored the chilling effect of this law, and missed the opportunity to tell...
2011-12-22
(Jerusalem and Beer el-Sabe) On 12 December 2011, Adalah, NGO partners, and human rights activists participated in a briefing for the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr. Frank La...
2011-07-12
A new Israeli law passed today prohibits boycott of businesses, universities, and social and cultural institutions based in Israel and the illegal settlements, and imposes heavy financial sanctions...
2011-05-05
Schools, universities, local councils and cultural institutions may suffer budget cuts if they commemorate the day of the establishment of Israel as a day of Nakba; Court asked to issue order...
2011-05-05
May 29, 2009 Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu Mr. Shimon Peres Mr. Reuven Rivlin Re: Legislative bills aimed against the Arab citizens in Israel
2011-03-31
Following the passage of a racist law called the "Admission Committees Law" in the Knesset on 22 March 2011, on the same day as the “Nakba Law,” Adalah submitted a petition to the Supreme Court...