The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants (HRM), established in 1998, is a non-partisan, not for profit organization, dedicated to (a) promoting the rights of migrant workers and refugees and (b) eliminating trafficking of persons in Israel.
We use a three pronged approach in assisting our target groups:
Crisis Intervention: Providing information and solutions to those detained and exploited. Volunteers have assisted more than 47,000 migrant workers, refugees and trafficking survivors through our telephone hotline, direct consultation and visits to detention centers.
Legal Action: Filing suits and petitions promoting public accountability and enforcement of the rule of law. Through use of a variety of legal tools including petitions to the High Court of Justice, we work to ensure that existing laws protecting basic human rights are implemented. For example, with our partners we succesfully petitioned for judicial review over detention orders for migrants slated for deportation and promoted the abolition of government policy binding workers to their employers. We also received a precedent-setting ruling, which decided that survivors of trafficking are not required to prove damages to receive redress in civil cases.