What is the Jerusalem Institute of Justice?

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

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

Established in 2004, JIJ’s Free Legal Aid Department has been actively combating discrimination and defending freedom of religion and conscience.

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.



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

minorities 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


JIJs Grow, Discover, Connect Israel Program in the Local News

The Grow, Discover, Connect (GDC) program at the Jerusalem Institute for Justice (JIJ) attracts interns from around the world who are eager to learn about Israel’s unique global political and international relations characteristics, as well as to develop their personal and professional skills.

An appeal to the UN for Women’s Rights

The fight for women’s empowerment and equality is ongoing, and as we embrace technological advancements, we must remain vigilant of the risks that women face. The Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) calls for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women to adopt the Nordic model in the fight against prostitution, as part of a broader strategy to tackle sex trafficking and prostitution in all its forms.

As the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women focuses on innovation and technological change, we must not forget the dangers that these advancements pose to women and girls. Internet prostitution has become a rising threat to their safety. Traffickers are increasingly using social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Tinder as recruiting tools, driving the rise of prostitution. In Israel, Tinder is the most popular tool for finding persons engaged in the purchase and sale of sex.


Israel’s 5-Year Report on Human Trafficking

The Israel Justice Ministry’s Governmental Unit for Coordinating the Fight Against Human Trafficking has published its first activity report, in which it was revealed that Israel has identified 325 victims of human trafficking in the last five years (2017-2021).

The report revealed that 71% of the 325 human trafficking victims were women, and one percent were minors. It also showed that 40% of the victims were trafficked for the sake of sexual exploitation, 44% were held under the conditions of slavery and 16% were trafficked for other reasons. It was also reported that the Israel Police conducted 789 interrogations of suspects of human trafficking, out of which only 155 were indicted and 99 were convicted.


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