November 25, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) announced Monday that the trial of two Cambodian leaders accused of committing genocide will be postponed to January 2015. Lawyers for Khieu Samphan have refused to participate in trial proceedings before the appeal from the decision at ...[read more]
October 28, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A Bahrain court on Tuesday ordered the country's main Shiite opposition group, Al-Wefaq to suspend all activities. Bahrain's Ministry of Justice filed the lawsuit in July. The ruling means that Al-Wefaq cannot operate for three months in the Gulf island kingdom. The group cannot organize rallies ...[read more]
October 18, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Defense lawyers for former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan announced Saturday their intent to boycott the second trial against their clients in the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) until the lawyers have had time to appeal the men's ...[read more]
September 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The legal defense team representing prominent Chinese human rights activist Guo Feixiong, decided to boycott the start of Guo's pending trial over procedural irregularities, which resulted in adjournment of the proceedings at the Guangzhou People's Court in Southern China. All four lawyers ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Israeli rights groups on Sunday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the 2011 law that prevents Israelis from calling for a boycott of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, claiming that it violates the right to free speech. Although there is no precedent for it as of yet, the law makes a boycott ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Addison Morris
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Sunday that Israel will participate in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) review of its human rights record, ending an 18-month boycott. All members of the UN are expected to undergo this review every four years to assess the state's human ...[read more]
November 30, 2012
by Addison Morris
Egypt's Islamist assembly members hurriedly approved a draft constitution on Friday without the participation of liberal or Christian members, raising concerns among many human rights organizations such as Amnesty International (AI). The approved constitution seeks to uphold the "principles of ...[read more]
October 9, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
Lawyers and judges from Sri Lanka held a large-scale protest on Monday to express their dismay over the assault of an outspoken judge and to call for a thorough, impartial investigation into the incident. Nearly 500 judges, lawyers and other legal staff members marched in front of the Colombo ...[read more]
September 23, 2012
by Julia Zebley
Belarus held elections for members of parliament Sunday, despite a boycott by opposition parties. Many of the largest opposition parties agreed to not vote in the elections and pull their candidates, believing the results are predetermined. Despite the boycott, voter turnout was reported as at ...[read more]
September 23, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On September 23, 2005, the US completed a three day boycott of a UN conference aimed at encouraging countries to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The treaty was adopted on September 10, 1996, but has yet to be entered into force, as not all nuclear-able states have ratified it. ...[read more]

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