oa Article 19 - The defence of 'reasonable chastisement' : falling foul of international law : international

Volume 2 Number 2
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These provisions of the United Nations Convention extend to children's protection from interpersonal violence equal to that which adults enjoy. At its 42nd session, held in Geneva in May 2006, the Committee on the Rights of the Child adopted a new General Comment on the issue of corporal punishment that stressed the need for all states parties to move quickly to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment (United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, 2006).

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