Adalah ("Justice" in Arabic)

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ADALAH ("Justice" in Arabic)

An independent, nonprofit nongovernmental organization (NGO) providing legal services to Arab citizens of Israel. In its own words, it "works to protect human rights in general, and the rights of the Arab minority in particular." On behalf of individuals, NGOs, and Arab institutions, it brings civil rights and civil liberties cases to Israeli courts, advocates legislation and advises Arab members of the Knesset, makes representations to the Israeli government, provides legal consultation, and works with international legal and human rights organizations. In addition, it publishes reports and trains lawyers and law students in human rights law. Located in the town of Shafa ʿAmr in Galilee, it was founded in 1996 by Hassan Jabareen (trained in law at American and Tel Aviv universities), who remains its director as of 2004.