Corporal punishment of children: France condemned by the Council of Europe

The Council of Europe (CoE) officially condemned France for not banning corporal punishment of children and young persons (art. 17 of the European Social Charter). (France24)

Council of Europe’s decision was anticipated on Monday by French newspaper Le Monde which reported that 80% of French declared to be against such interdiction because it should be up to the parents to decide the correct punishment for their children. (Le Monde)