States which have prohibited all corporal punishment

In the following 49 states, children are protected by law from corporal punishment in all settings, including the home. Click on the name of the state for information on the passing of the prohibiting legislation and, where available, links to the full texts of the laws.

2016 - Mongolia
2015 - Benin, Ireland, Peru
2014 - AndorraEstonia, Nicaragua, San Marino, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Malta
2013 - Cabo Verde, Honduras, TFYR Macedonia
2011 - South Sudan
2010 - Albania, Congo (Republic of), Kenya, Tunisia, Poland
2008 - Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Republic of Moldova, Costa Rica
2007 - Togo, Spain, Venezuela, Uruguay, Portugal, New Zealand, Netherlands
2006 - Greece
2005 - Hungary
2004 - Romania, Ukraine
2003 - Iceland
2002 - Turkmenistan
2000 - Germany, Israel, Bulgaria
1999 - Croatia
1998 - Latvia
1997 - Denmark
1994 - Cyprus
1989 - Austria
1987 - Norway
1983 - Finland
1979 - Sweden
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