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.