The Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) believes that torture and ill-treat--ment o any kind, under any circumstances, is incompatible with moral values, democrat--ic standards, and the rule o law. PCATI was ounded in 1990 in response to governmentpolicy that enabled systematic use o torture and ill-treatment during GSS interrogations.In September 1999, ollowing petitions fled by PCATI and other human rights organiza--tions, the High Court o Justice ruled to prohibit some interrogation methods that hadbeen employed at the time and which clearly constituted torture and ill treatment. Thisruling was a signifcant advance, although it let an opening or the use o torture andill-treatment in Israel. PCATI works towards the protection o detainees’ and prisoners’rights, and the implementation o an absolute prohibition against torture.
PCATI’s work has been made possible through the support o our partners, thegrowing membership o “Friends o PCATI” and other private donors.Cordaid – HollandHaella – HollandICCO – HollandKios – FinlandNew Israel FundRoyal Netherlands Embassy in Tel AvivRoyal Norwegian Embassy in Tel AvivSIVMO – HollandThe pooled unds o the Swiss Agency or Development and Cooperation (SDC), theRoyal Danish Representative Ofce to the PA, the Swedish International Develop--ment Cooperation (Sida) and the Netherlands Representative Ofce to the PA chan--neled through the NGO Development Center (NDC) - HR/GG secretariatThe Sigrid Rausing Trust - UK Trocaire – IrelandUnited Nations Voluntary Fund or Victims o Torture