Council Of Europe 2

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  • "2009 – the target date for universal abolition".
  • "In 1626, a lively boy petitioned the UK Parliament to stop violence against children at school".
  • "Parents must learn to educate their children without violence".
  • "The abolition of corporal punishment means raising awareness and promoting positive parenting".
  • "Human rights do not stop at your front door".
  • "Children are not the property of their parents".
  • "Hitting an adult is assault. Hitting animals is called cruelty. Hitting a child is “education”.
  • "Hitting children is a lesson in bad behavior".
  • "Criminalizing corporal punishment does not put parents in jail. The main concern of the law is the best interests of children."