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17 FEBRUARY

MILITARY COURTS ALLOWED TO ORDER THE FLOGGING OF CHILDREN

[ 17 February 1939 ]

On 17 February 1939, the British run mandate government in Palestine introduced a law allowing military courts to order the whipping of children ‘with a light rod or cane or birch,’ of up to twenty four strokes.

CALLAGHAN – ‘I WON’T BE PUSHED’ INTO SANCTIONS ON APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

[ 17 February 1978 ]

On 17 February 1978, Prime Minister James Callaghan made it clear that he would not sacrifice British business interests to help end apartheid through the imposition of sanctions.

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