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Sixth African state prohibits all corporal punishment of children

The Law on Children and Adolescents 2013, in force 2014, states in article 31 (unofficial translation):

“(1) The family must provide a loving and safe environment that allows the full development of children and adolescents and protects them from any actions affecting their personal integrity.
(2) In exercising the right to correction parents must always…

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