THE LEGAL ARM FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, JEWISH LAWYERS AND JURISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER TO ADVANCE HUMAN RIGHTS EVERYWHERE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO COMBATING ANTISEMITISM, RACISM, XENOPHOBIA, HOLOCAUST DENIAL AND THE DELEGITIMIZATION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL.
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The IJl hosted a delegation of young Jewish lawyers and law students from Argentina to expose them to a range o of IJL’s legal activities
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combating antisemitism

AGEN AMI
PROTECTED COMMUNITIES PROJECT
A NEW LEGAL PROJECT TO SUPPORT AND PROTECT
JEWISH COMMUNITIES AGAINST ANTISEMITIC OFFENSES
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THE LEGAL CENTER FOR COMBATING ANTISEMITISM

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Judge gives Brazilian pastor who called for a second Holocaust historic 18-year prison sentence

 

“A historic sentence in the fight against antisemitism. It is the largest penalty applied in Brazil for this type of crime, which will help to inhibit this odious practice,” said Ricardo Sidi, legal director at the Brazilian Israelite Confederation, the country’s umbrella Jewish organization, who acted as assistant to the prosecution.

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Memorial trees at Buchenwald concentration camp vandalized twice in a week

“The only thing that will help is a decisive response. Two new trees for every destroyed one.”

The camp memorial is located in the German state of Thuringia. The state premier Bobo Ramelow interrupted his summer holiday in response to the incidents and told local media that he would attend a memorial march for reported Jewish youth in the city of Weimar on Sunday. 

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IJL AT THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

LAWYERS DIRECTORY
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The Founding Fathers of IJL

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

René Cassin (1887–1976)

“The exploitation of women; mass hunger; disregard for freedom of conscience and for freedom of speech; [and] widespread and racial discrimination – all these evils are far too prevalent to be overlooked.”

Supreme Court Justice of Israel

Haim Cohn (1911-2002)

“The distortion of justice, even if for a good cause, is a deep and contagious disease, which can consume every worthy part of the legal system.”

Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Arthur Goldberg (1908–1990)

“Law not served by power is an illusion, but power not ruled by law is a menace which our nuclear age cannot afford.”

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“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”
– Elie Wiesel