En adoptant la loi Égalité et Citoyenneté le 22 décembre dernier, les parlementaires français ont interdit toute violence physique contre les enfants. Mais la portée de cette interdiction reste incertaine.
A milestone in progress towards universal prohibition of corporal punishment of children was witnessed in 2015 with more than half of UN member states achieving prohibition in all settings or committing to doing so.
A report from Augeo Foundation and the Dutch Children's Ombudsman on tackling violence against children in Europe, to coincide with the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children's 2015 theme of Violence against Children.
By issuing seven separate collective complaints to the European Committee of Social Rights, APPROACH, an organisation seeking a global ban on the corporal punishment of children, has prompted the governments of several European countries to enact new legislation or publicly debate the issue.