July 2004

Two more European countries make law changes on physical punishment

Two more European countries make law changes on physical punishmentA new Law on Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Child in Romania prohibits all corporal punishment.  The law passed both chambers of the Romanian Parliament on 15 June 2004.  It will come into force in January 2005.

In Ukraine, a new Family Code came into force in January 2004, banning all forms of corporal punishment