Legal news from Sunday, September 22, 2013

[JURIST] Participants of the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) [official website] hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) [official website] declared Sunday that gender equality and reproductive health are indispensable to sustainable development. Ministers and senior officials from 47 countries adopted … [read more]

[JURIST] Lawyers for Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] on Saturday requested that the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai [BBC report] 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 [Xinhua report] in the form of property and … [read more]

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