PO BOX 4634, Jerusalem 91046 Israel
- Human rights
PCATI uses public engagement, legal advocacy and international outreach to advocate for an end to torture and the protection of civilians on behalf of all persons - Israelis, Palestinians, foreigners in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) – in order to protect them from torture and ill treatment by the Israeli interrogation and law enforcement authorities. These include the Israel Police, the General Security Service (GSS), the Israel Prison Service and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). PCATI acts in accordance with moral and democratic values, and the standards set in Israeli and International law. It is our goal to use an integrated and holistic approach to accomplish these goals.
PCATI's legal advocacy activities include direct protection actions, visiting and representing detainees and pursuing claims via complaints to the authorities, High Court actions and international legal activity, including in forums such as the EU and UN (such as CAT). We engage the public via coordinated campaigns surrounding a particular issue that usually includes and event, report and/or petitions (see Painful Shackling,http://www.stoptorture.org.il/en/node/1441 and the UN Day in support of torture victims, http://www.stoptorture.org.il/en/node/1432. All our work has and international and local outreach focus. We are now running a new innovative project on film and human rights and working on a series of internet videoa on IHL and human rights.