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Corporal Punishment Bans Around the World

In the following 59 countries, children are protected by law from all corporal punishment:

2018

  • Nepal

2017

  • Aruba
  • Bahrain
  • France
  • Lithuania
  • Montenegro
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

2016

  • Mongolia
  • Paraguay
  • Slovenia

2015

  • Benin
  • Ireland
  • Peru

2014

  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Estonia
  • Malta
  • Nicaragua
  • San Marino

2013

  • Cabo Verde
  • Honduras
  • Republic of Macedonia

2011

  • South Sudan

2010

  • Albania
  • Republic of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Tunisia
  • Poland

2008

  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Costa Rica

2007

  • Togo
  • Spain
  • Venezuela
  • Uruguay
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands

2006

  • Greece

2005

  • Hungary

2004

  • Romania
  • Ukraine

2003

  • Iceland

2002

  • Turkmenistan

2000

  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Bulgaria

1999

  • Croatia

1998

  • Latvia

1997

  • Denmark

1994

  • Cyprus

1989

  • Austria

1987

  • Norway

1983

  • Finland

1979

  • Sweden

Source: Global Initiative to End Corporal Punishment of Children

See also: Twenty-Two Alternatives to Punishment

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