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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