Adalah is an independent human rights organization, registered in Israel. It is a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-partisan legal center. Established in November 1996, it serves Arab citizens of Israel, numbering over one million people or close to 20% of the population. Adalah ("Justice" in Arabic) works to protect human rights in general, and the rights of the Arab minority in particular.
Adalah's main goals are to achieve equal individual and collective rights for the Arab minority in Israel in different fields including land rights; civil and political rights; cultural, social, and economic rights; religious rights; women's rights; and prisoners' rights.
In order to achieve these goals, Adalah:
- Brings cases before Israeli courts and various state authorities regarding the rights of the Arab minority.
- Advocates for legislation that will ensure equal individual and collective rights for the Arab minority.
- Provides legal consultation to individuals, non-governmental organizations, and Arab institutions.
- Appeals to international institutions and forums in order to promote the rights of the Arab minority in particular, and human rights in general.
- Organizes study days, seminars, and workshops, and publishes reports on legal issues concerning the rights of the Arab minority in particular, and human rights in general.
- Trains stagiaires (legal apprentices), law students, and new Arab lawyers in the field of human rights.