The Society of St. Yves is a Catholic human rights organization working under the patronage of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
It was founded in 1991 by the former Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Michel Sabbah, to help "the poor and the oppressed" according to the social doctrine of the Catholic Church.
St. Yves provides gratis legal assistance, counsel and advocacy to members of the community. Through National and International Lobby and Advocacy we are able to bring the situation of the poor and marginalized to the attention of communities around the world.
Today St. Yves manages some 4000 cases per year in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.