Legal Department

PCATI’s lawyers represent individuals who were subjected to violence by the hands of Israeli security forces, filing complaints with state authorities on their behalf, demanding that their cases be investigated and that perpetrators of such criminal offences be indicted.

In addition to representation in individual cases, PCATI also petitions to the High Court of Justice on matters of principle concerning use of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment during interrogations; employment of such means by security forces in their interactions with the public; inadequate prison conditions; and other petitions challenging the manner of investigation of such complaints by Israeli authorities, in order to increase accountability and offer victims a chance at justice.