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Prohibir el castigo corporal de los niños: Guía sobre la reforma legal y otras medidas

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Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

Spanish version of “Prohibiting corporal punishment of children – A guide to legal reform and other measures”.This Global Initiative publication details the legislative measures states should adopt to meet their obligations to prohibit all corporal punishment under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Building on the advice given by the Committee on the Rights of the Child in its General Comment No. 8 (2006) on the right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment, the handbook provides examples of legislation – in the home, schools, juvenile justice systems and alternative care settings – which would ensure that children are given the same protection from assault that adults enjoy.This ranges from the removal of legal defences relating to “reasonable chastisement/correction” by parents to the repeal of laws authorising corporal punishment in schools and as a sentence of the courts. It also gives guidance on non-legislative measures necessary to support full prohibition.

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