Child Abuse and Neglect

Lithuania prohibits all corporal punishment of children

©Monkey Business, fotolia.com
©Monkey Business, fotolia.com

On 14 February 2017, the Lithuanian Parliament passed amendments to the Law on the Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child prohibiting all corporal punishment of children. It was the reaction on the January's case of the 4-year-old boy beaten to death by family members. Shocked Lithuanian society started demanding a legal ban on violence against children.



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