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Bolivia becomes sixth Latin American state to prohibit all corporal punishment

On 17 July 2014, the President of Bolivia signed into law a new Children and Adolescents Code for the country. The Code explicitly prohibits all corporal punishment of children, including in the home. Article 146 provides for the “right to good treatment”, stating (unofficial translation):

“The child and adolescent…

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