By Simon Rocker, February 25, 2010
A Palestinian human rights group is making a fresh attempt through the courts to force the British government to adopt sanctions against Israel.
The West Bank-based Al Haq wants a ruling that Britain is in breach of its human rights obligations by failing to take action.
The group, represented by the Birmingham-based Public Interest Lawyers, lost an application for a judicial review to hear its case in the High Court last year.
But an appeal, which will be contested by the Foreign Office, was due to begin in the Court of Appeal yesterday.