Latest Children's rights News

Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

Oct. 22, 2020 2:46 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi Arabian governmental body on Thursday insisted that executions have been abolished for crimes committed by minors, after Human Rights Watch said earlier this week that Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a number of young men from the...

Kansas court hears arguments over "wrongful birth" law

Sep. 16, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom on...

Carson City boy now the owner of martial arts school at 14

Aug. 29, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The retiring owner of a Carson City martial arts academy is handing the keys over to one of his students, who happens to be 14 years old. The Nevada Appeal reported Saturday that Shawn Goodner, the longtime operator of No Limits Martial Arts Academy, is giving the business to...