Jerusalem Institute of Justice

The Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) is an Israeli legal and research institute recognized by the United Nations for its work in protecting human rights.

JIJ’s mission is to uphold justice, promote freedom and advocate for communities affected by bias. The institute aims to improve the rights and quality of life of individuals in Israel and the Middle East.

JIJ’s Special Consultative Status at the United Nations ECOSOC enables the institute to have a global platform and make a direct impact on international humanitarian law.

Established in 2004, JIJ’s Free Legal Aid Department has been actively combating discrimination, safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities to exercise their freedom of conscience.



Safeguarding the legitimate

standing of Israel

among the Nations


Upholding Human

Rights in the

Middle East


Educating and training

the next generation

of influencers



Protecting the civil rights

and religious freedoms of

communities under Israeli Law


Fighting to eradicate the sex

trade, prostitution, and

human trafficking in Israel


Strengthening Holocaust

Survivors and Lone

Soldier communities

See Our Global Impact

With your help, our research and public diplomacy have impacted over 10 million lives around the world. We’re combating injustice, educating the next generation, supporting victims, and advocating for Israel.

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Legal cases handled to date

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Hope for rehabilitation – HISTORIC WIN – Bill passed in the Knesset forbidding the purchase of sex services

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Victims of Palestinian Authority testimonies shared in international courts

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Supreme Court Victories Protecting the civil rights and religious freedoms of minorities under Israeli Law


Letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

We wish to express JIJ’s profound concern regarding the perilous situation of Christian Palestinians in northern Gaza. We urgently request your intervention to safeguard the rights and well-being of innocent individuals belonging to this minority group by facilitating their immediate evacuation to a safe haven.

Enclosed, please find a letter wherein we respectfully and firmly request the Special Rapporteur on minority issues, under your mandate, to take immediate and decisive action. Collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross is crucial for the prompt evacuation of the 1,000 Christian Palestinians sheltered in Gaza City to a secure location. It is imperative to provide them with essential resources for survival, including access to food, clean water, and medical care.

Hamas is a Terrorist Organization – Petition to the United Nations (UN)

JIJ's petition to the US Ambassador to the United Nations to designate Hamas a terrorist organization.

Despite Hamas’ live-streamed atrocities on October 7th, including murdering civilians, taking hostages, mass rape, torture, dismemberment, and beheading … the United Nations still does not recognize them as a terrorist organization!

Join us in thanking Senators James Lankford (R-OH) & Jacky Rosen (D-NV) for taking the lead on this important initiative. Add your voice to this committed group of Senators, who are true friends of Israel, and urge Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, to make this a top priority in her negotiation at the UN.

Sign the petition.

Bias Narratives at the Read Cross Social Media

The Jerusalem Institute of Justice leads a coalition of organizations urging the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)  Ms. Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, to turn her attention to the a pressing issue concerning the use of social media by the ICRC in the context of the ongoing Hamas-Israel conflict.
The central concern at hand revolves around the balance and neutrality of the content disseminated through ICRC’s social media channels. As an independent and neutral organization dedicated to upholding humanitarian protection for conflict victims and the principles of international humanitarian law (IHL), it is imperative that ICRC’s social media communications maintain a high standard of neutrality, balance, and accuracy in portraying conflicts. Of particular concern is the apparent disproportion in the content’s focus.


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