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Kosovo becomes the 55th country to prohibit corporal punishment of children

Kosovo Becomes the 55th Country to Prohibit All Corporal Punishment of Children

On June 27th, 2019, the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo adopted the Law on Child Protection which explicitly prohibits corporal punishment of children in all settings. The Law is expected to be gazetted shortly and will come into force one year later, by which time the Government is obliged to have published regulations providing for awareness-raising on the harmful effects of corporal punishment and parenting programs promoting non-violent discipline in homes and schools.

France 56th country to ban corporal punishment of children

France Becomes the 56th Country to Prohibit All Corporal Punishment of Children

On July 2, 2019, the French Senate adopted unanimously and without amendments, the bill on the prohibition of ordinary educational violence (corporal punishment), and that parental authority is exercised without any physical or psychological violence.

The Law also makes provision for training for day care providers on the prevention of corporal punishment and puts an obligation on the French Government to produce a report on the national prevalence and attitudes towards corporal punishment in order to evaluate the means necessary to strengthen awareness-raising campaigns, parenting support and training of professionals.

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