"I've never felt more shoved under the rug in my life."
China had a $198 billion trade surplus with the rest of the world last year, with its exports to the United States outpacing imports by more than four to one. Despite that, in the last 12 months, Beijing has filed more cases with the W.T.O.’s powerful trade tribunals in Geneva than any other country complaining about another’s trade practices.
The Washington Post points out that this "strategy is largely intended to avoid the mistakes of the Clinton administration, which crafted an extensive proposal in secret for many months before delivering the finished product to lawmakers, who quickly rejected it."
Japan pledges more money for Khmer Rouge tribunal
International Herald Tribune - FranceAP PHNOM PENH, Cambodia: Japan will give an additional $21 million to the Cambodian genocide tribunal trying the surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge, ...
The Cambodia Tribunals
The start of U.N.-backed trials of leading members of the Khmer Rouge in February has allowed victims to expose Cambodia's mostly silent past and educate those too young to remember the killing fields.
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OriginOld English scofl, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schoffel, German Schaufel, also to the verb shove.
- A seat or court of justice.
- The bench on which a judge or other presiding officer sits in court.
- A committee or board appointed to adjudicate in a particular matter.
- Something that has the power to determine or judge: the tribunal of public opinion.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin tribūnal, judge's platform, from tribūnus, tribune. See tribune1.]
tribunal 発音〔traibjú:nl, tri-〕
━━ n. 法官席; 法廷; （世論の）裁き; 〔英〕 （第一次大戦中の）兵役免除審査局.
Pronunciation: /əˈjo͞odiˌkāt/Translate adjudicate | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:early 18th century (in the sense 'award judicially'): from Latin adjudicat- 'awarded judicially', from the verb adjudicare (see adjudge). The noun adjudication dates from the early 17th century
1 in a private place with no one else present and without other people knowing:
The negotiators were meeting in secret for several months before the peace agreement was made public.
2 only in someone's thoughts, without telling other people:
He says he loathes her, but I think in secret he really likes her.
to examine a person accused of committing a crime in a court of law by asking them questions and considering known facts, and then decide if they are guilty:
Because of security implications the officers were tried in secret.
They are being tried for murder.
See also trial (LEGAL PROCESS).