|The Refugees' Rights Forum
The Refugees' Rights Forum consists of the eight Human Rights Organizations active in promoting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in Israel, as well as implementing activities on their behalf. The aim of the group is to work together to find strategies for dealing with changing realities on the ground and on the governmental level. The Forum was established with the assistance of the New Israel Fund in order to develop in-depth policy papers which relate to all aspects of refugee protection and rights, including long terms solutions. The Forum's objective is to achieve legislation which addresses the legal and moral obligations that Israel has committed to by signing the International Refugees Convention. These obligations are based on the values of democracy and human rights.
Information and Rights For Asylum Seekers in Israel
The "Refugees' Rights Forum" consists of the following Organizations
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) – is Israel's oldest and largest human rights organization, and is dedicated to protect the entire spectrum of human rights of all people in Israel, the occupied territories, and all places that human rights are violated by the Israeli authorities. ACRI advances human rights through a wide range of legal, public outreach and educational activities.
Adv. Oded Feller at 972-3-5608185
The Hotline for Migrant Workers - is a non governmental, not for profit association, dedicated to protecting the rights of migrant workers and refugees and eliminating human trafficking in Israel. Our activities include providing information, offering consultation services and legal representation, heightening public awareness, and promoting public policy that eliminates modern slavery in Israel.
Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-IL) – established in 1988, is committed to ensuring human rights, and the right to health in particular, for all individuals living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. PHR-Israel promotes the equal right to health through advocacy work, legal action, lobby work, awareness raising and publications. In addition PHR-Israel provides medical aid through volunteer clinics.
The Refugee Right Clinic – is a legal aid and advocacy program devoted solely to refugees. Situated at the Tel Aviv University Buchmann faculty of Law, the Clinic is devoted to the teaching, researching and practicing of refugee law. Operating since October 2003, the Clinic provides free legal aid to dozens of asylum seekers and refugees every year in a variety of issues. In addition, the Clinic advocates the implementation of a fair asylum policy in Israel.
Amnesty International – is an international organization aimed at preventing human rights abuses.
ASSAF – Aid Organization for refugees and asylum seekers was founded in the beginning of 2007 in order to fill a gap in psychosocial assistance to refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. ASSAF provides emergency humanitarian assistance, psychosocial assistance and community empowerment.
The African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) – founded in 2004, is a registered non-profit organization established to assist, support and empower the African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel and to promote a humane and fair Israeli asylum policy. ARDC represents refugee communities from close to ten countries from East, Central and West Africa. ARDC divides its work between humanitarian and direct service provision, individual casework, advocacy and work to enhance community building among refugees.
Kav LaOved (Worker's Hotline) – is a nonprofit non governmental organization committed to protecting the rights of disadvantaged workers employed in Israel and by Israelis in the Occupied Territories, including Palestinians, migrant workers, subcontracted workers and new immigrants. Kav LaOved is committed to principles of democracy, equality and international law concerning human and social rights.