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Global newsletter issue 36 (February 2017) is out now!

The Global Initiative's quarterly global newsletter provides a round-up of news and developments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this latest edition, we report on recent law reform to prohibit all corporal punishment in Slovenia and Lithuania, moves towards prohibition in Ecuador, Malaysia, Pakistan and USA, and other positive developments in Kazakhstan and Togo. We also present…

Lithuania prohibits all corporal punishment of children

During an extraordinary session on 14 February 2017, the Lithuanian Parliament – the Seimas – passed amendments to the Law on the Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child 1996, prohibiting all corporal punishment of children.

The new law defines corporal punishment as “any punishment in which physical force is used to cause physical pain, even on a small scale, or otherwise…

African e-newsletter issue 24 is out now!

This latest edition of the African newsletter documents recent developments, campaigns and positive moves towards ending corporal punishment from across the region - including an advocacy intervention in Togo to move from prohibition to elimination of all corporal punishment. It presents the new annual global report from the Global Intiative, as well as information from human…

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