The mission of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice is to understand the burdens of humanity and advocate on behalf of people in need. We share our common heart for justice, expose injustice, and speak out for those whose voices have been silenced. We work with the legal system, community partners, and people like you to promote human rights, defend democracy, and improve the overall quality of life in Israel and the Middle East.
JIJ, an apolitical organization, was founded in 2004 to cultivate and defend rule of law, human rights, freedom of conscience, and democracy. 1300 + families, individuals, and organizations have received our legal assistance. JIJ has won 25 petitions before Israel’s Supreme Court and presented 24 in-depth human rights reports and numerous memos to international governing bodies and tribunals, to safeguard freedoms and the legitimate standing of the State of Israel among the nations. Our research and advocacy have positively impacted over 10 million lives globally.
From JIJ’s beginning, we vowed to provide the very best legal services and promote initiatives that bring justice to Israel and the region. Today, we have a leading legal department serving religious minorities. We have succeeded in breaking the vicious cycle of human trafficking and prostitution — through legislative change. And together, we are transforming international human rights activism and policy making. It is your generosity and belief in our mission that enables us to perform this work, and we are deeply grateful for your partnership.
JIJ is dedicated to cultivating and defending rule of law, human rights, freedom of conscience, and democracy for all peoples in Israel and the Middle East. Our passionate, knowledgeable, and professional staff effectively educate and advocate for victims of repressive policies in our region.
We believe that a state that is both Jewish and democratic is not contradictory, but an attainable reality. Israel has the power to reinforce tolerance, truth, ethics, and morality by infusing its democratic values throughout the justice system which in turn strengthens the fiber of the nation. JIJ’s work safeguards Israel’s society and its legitimate standing among the nations.
We provide Pro-Bono legal aid for Christian minorities in Israel, defend their legal rights and help them integrate into Israeli society.
We advocate for victims of prostitution and human trafficking, give humanitarian aid to Holocaust survivors and provide representation for Lone Soldiers such as those who have been abandoned by their ultra-Orthodox families for choosing to serve in the IDF.
While most human rights organizations unduly point to Israel’s occupation of the disputed territories as the foremost abuse of human rights in our region, we maintain a more complex, thorough and balanced stance on the conflict. We expose human rights violations in the surrounding region to improve overall quality of life. We draft and disseminate extensive reports documenting human rights abuses, under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and the Hamas government in Gaza, against their own people.
The Jerusalem Institute of Justice’s research and legal expositions have been presented before the International Criminal Court, the United Nations, the Israeli and European Parliaments as well as esteemed academic institutions all over the world.
JIJ’s public diplomacy, advocacy and legal services have impacted over ten million lives. We have successfully represented over a thousand cases defending the rights and freedoms of communities in distress, won an unprecedented number of petitions before Israel’s Supreme Court, succesfully promoted legislative changes for victims of human trafficking and submitted numerous in-depth reports and memos that have positively impacted human rights issues globally.
JIJ’s dream team is composed of women and men from multiple nations and diverse backgrounds, working together and using their strengths to serve those in need. Our passionate, knowledgeable, and professional staff effectively educate and advocate for victims of repressive policies in our region.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does
the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love
mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
Our work would be impossible without your commitment and generosity. We make sure your generosity counts in the fight to protect human rights and save lives.
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