Prohibition of all corporal punishment in Liechtenstein (2008)

Article 3 of the Children and Youth Act, adopted in December 2008 and in force from January 2009, states (unofficial translation):

(1) Children and young people have the rights outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to the following measures:

  1. Protection notably against discrimination, neglect, violence, abuse and sexual abuse
  2. Education/upbringing without violence: corporal punishment, psychological harm and other degrading treatment are not accepted
  3. Participation in social, political, economic and cultural situations concerning them
  4. Being heard, expressing their opinions according to their maturity and age, in particular in dealings with Court and administration
  5. Their best interests will be given priority

(2) Children can address the Ombudsperson when they believe their rights have been violated.”


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