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Montenegro has prohibited all corporal punishment of children

The Global Initiative has recently confirmed that amendments to Montenegro's Family Law, passed in July 2016, included prohibition of all corporal punishment of children in Montenegro. The amendments, which came into force in August 2016, inserted article 9a which states:

(1) Child [sic] shall not be subjected to corporal punishment or any other cruel, inhuman or degrading…

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