Legal news from Sunday, January 27, 2013

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon [official profile] said in a statement [text] delivered Sunday to the African Union [official website] summit that the leaders in Africa must increase efforts to lower poverty levels, end cycles of violence and accelerate development. Ban noted that while many countries have made strides … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Sunday called on the Russian State Duma [official website, in Russian] to reject a proposed law [HRW report] that would fine any individuals or organizations, including government officials, who promote homosexuality to minors under the age of 18. The bill, which was … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 21 people who were found guilty of involvement in last year's Port Said soccer stadium disaster to the death penalty. The ruling comes almost a year after the February 1, 2012 tragedy that killed 74 people and injured more than 1,000 when … [read more]

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