The Japanese government and the ruling coalition plan to include a ban on corporal punishment of children by parents in law revisions following a series of recent child maltreatment cases in the name of discipline, sources close to the matter said on Saturday.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif vowed that Iran would bring to justice the perpetrators and "their masters" of a terrorist attack that killed two policemen and wounded 43 others in the southeastern port city of Chabahar on Thursday.
A high-ranking Palestinian official has censured the recent decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to close the Palestinian mission in Washington, stating that the move amounts to collective punishment against the entire Palestinian nation.
Black and other ethnic minority groups may be given more severe sentences at British courts because they distrust the UK criminal justice system and are reluctant to plead guilty, according to a new report.
France, which has come under fire for not fully banning smacking, must "explicitly prohibit" all forms of corporal punishment of children, a UN report said on Thursday, criticizing its treatment of Roma and asylum-seeking minors.
US sanctions against Iran over its nuclear energy program is a form of collective punishment and constitutes a “war crime” and demonstrates Washington’s profound ignorance on Tehran’s nuclear industry, an American scholar says.