Prohibition of all corporal punishment in Hungary (2005)

Corporal punishment in the home was prohibited by an amendment to the Act on the Protection of Children and Guardianship Administration (1997), agreed by Parliament in December 2004, which came into force on 1 January 2005.

Article 6, para. 5 of the Act now reads (unofficial translation):

The child has the right to be respected his/her human dignity, to be protected against abuse - physical, sexual and mental violence, failure to provide care and injury caused by any information. The child shall not be subjected to torture, corporal punishment and any cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment."


Further information

  • Global Initiative country report for Hungary
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