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ACRI: "Far from Sight, Liberty in Israel Is Diminishing"

Written by Association for Civil Rights in Israel
December 8, 2011

To mark International Human Rights Day, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is publishing its annual report on the state of human rights in Israel and the Occupied Territories -- focusing on basic freedoms and social protest.

“Prison walls must not separate the prisoner from his humanity [...] a prison must not turn into a paddock, and a prison cell must not turn into a cage.”
HCJ 540/84 Yosef vs. Head of Central Prison of Judea and Samaria, 40 (1), 567,573.
 
ACRI’s State of Human Rights Report 2011: Anti-democratic legislation and measures taken against demonstrators endanger freedom of expression and protest | There are still severe violations of human rights behind the walls of Israeli prisons, despite improvements in certain prison conditions | The rights of foreign citizens and of their children are severely and systematically trampled, without monitoring and oversight and far from the public eye | Erosion of the right to a dignified living and of other social rights

Every year ACRI publishes a report just before International Human Rights Day (December 10) in order to present the Israeli public and authorities with a comprehensive examination of the state of human rights in Israel and the Occupied Territories and to sound a warning call regarding particularly egregious violations;.

To download the complete report (PDF), click here.



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