The High Court of Justice has directed the Knesset and the justice and finance ministers to explain why they haven’t yet canceled a controversial law punishing those who support boycotting Israelis.

The law, passed last year, allows companies to seek damages from groups and individuals who call for a boycott against them.

The law also authorizes the justice minister and the finance minister to deny access to government tenders to companies participating in a boycott.

The law has come under fire for being undemocratic, and a number of groups have petitioned the High Court to strike it down.

The court gave the officials until March 13 to respond.