1991: Avigdor Feldman, Israel
Advocating for Civil Rights and Justice in Israel.
Recognized for his tireless human rights advocacy on behalf of both Israeli and Palestinian citizens, Avigdor Feldman received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in 1991. Mr. Feldman's work focuses on the violation of Israeli and international law in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He has litigated cases opposing Israelís use of torture, arbitrary detention and extrajudicial assassinations against suspected Palestinian terrorists and political leaders. Mr. Feldman supports the full spectrum of human rights within Israel, advocating for social justice issues ranging from welfare benefits and prisoners' rights to the compensation of Arab Israelis who were forcibly removed from their villages.
Through his civil rights practice in Tel Aviv and in collaboration with Israeli and Palestinian human rights organizations, Mr. Feldman is currently litigating several Israeli army abuse cases.