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Legal news from Sunday, September 22, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Participants of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) declared Sunday that gender equality and reproductive health are indispensable to sustainable development. Ministers and senior officials from 47 countries adopted a comprehensive Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Population and …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Lawyers for Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday requested that the International Criminal Court (ICC) postpone his trial so he can return to Kenya to deal with a terrorist attack on a Kenyan shopping mall. A hostage situation at a Nariobi mall has left nearly 60 dead and 175 wounded. Gunmen …

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by Benjamin Minegar

China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. Bo was convicted for using his position in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to accept bribes in the form of property and money for himself and others from 1999 to 2012. The …

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