Human rights groups to appeal 'Boycott Law' at High Court

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July 12, 2011 08:52

 
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Human rights organization announced overnight that they will appeal the newly approved "Boycott Bill" at the High Court.

Groups participating in the appeal include Adalah - the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel, Physicians for Human Rights and Coalition of Women for Peace.

According to the rights organizations, the "Boycott Bill" is "a completely unconstitutional law which limits freedom of political expression and is contrary to international law."

Furthermore, the groups allege that the law also "forces residents of east Jerusalem to cooperate with the occupation" and "violates the principle of equality by attempting to defend one political position while limiting other positions."

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