Controversial debate reignited over whether smacking constitutes reasonable punishment or child abuse
Several Muslim countries and almost half of all US states still consider adultery a criminal offence
Abusive pasts of over 1,300 violent partners revealed under Clare's law – but is the law being applied fairly?
Thailand to recognise a third gender, as attitudes towards transgender and intersex people slowly shift
Compassionate law-making or a charter for NHS 'death squads': the Assisted Dying Bill stirs debate
MP joins calls to extend anonymity to rape suspects, but campaigners say it will put women in danger
The decision not to indict two police officers has prompted widespread criticism of the grand jury system
New draft guidelines in US say male circumcision significantly reduces risk of HIV and other STDs
Businessman Daniel Hegglin settles with Google over untrue posts labelling him a murderer and a paedophile
Police give schools and shoppers terrorism advice amid concerns over possible 'lone wolf' attack
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