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Ireland bans all corporal punishment of children

Ireland has joined the list of countries outlawing all corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home. On 11 November 2015, the Irish Parliament adopted legislation explicitly repealing the common law defence of ‚Äúreasonable chastisement‚ÄĚ of children, making Ireland the 20th European Union state to achieve prohibition of corporal punishment, the 29th Council…

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