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PDF - Eliminating corporal punishment: a human rights imperative for Europe's children (2nd edition)

PDF - Eliminating corporal punishment: a human rights imperative for Europe's children (2nd edition) (2008)

ISBN 978-92-871-6182-6PDF
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Size : 16 x 24 cm
Language : English
Number of pages : 135

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PDF - Eliminating corporal punishment: a human rights imperative for Europe's children (2nd edition)

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Eliminating corporal punishment - A human rights imperative for Europe's children sheds light on the controversial issue of corporal punishment of children.It approaches this topic from four different angles: the legal and human rights obligation, as defined by regional and international conventions and agreements, to ban corporal punishment of children; the status of corporal punishment in European countries today; recent research results on its effects and prevalence, including how children see it; and the abolition of corporal punishment as a process, entailing changes in law, policies and public opinion.Physical punishment is an accepted form of child discipline in far too many countries, and challenging this widespread form of violence against children may be unpopular with both politicians and parents. Yet hitting children, even mildly, is a violation of children's basic human rights - the right not to be subjected to degrading treatment or punishment and the right to equal protection under the law.This work is for child and family professionals, government decision makers and a public motivated to learn more about this topic. For those already convinced, this book will add fuel to their convictions and provide substantiated arguments for abolition; for others, it is to be hoped that it will enable them to understand better the inherent legal and moral contradiction of disciplining children with violence.

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Eliminating corporal punishment - A human rights imperative for Europe's children sheds light on the controversial issue of corporal punishment of children.It approaches this topic from four different angles: the legal and human rights obligation, as defined by regional and international conventions and agreements, to ban corporal punishment of children; the status of corporal punishment in European countries today; recent research results on its effects and prevalence, including how children see it; and the abolition of corporal punishment as a process, entailing changes in law, policies and public opinion.Physical punishment is an accepted form of child discipline in far too many countries, and challenging this widespread form of violence against children may be unpopular with both politicians and parents. Yet hitting children, even mildly, is a violation of children's basic human rights - the right not to be subjected to degrading treatment or punishment and the right to equal protection under the law.This work is for child and family professionals, government decision makers and a public motivated to learn more about this topic. For those already convinced, this book will add fuel to their convictions and provide substantiated arguments for abolition; for others, it is to be hoped that it will enable them to understand better the inherent legal and moral contradiction of disciplining children with violence.

Foreword
Summary
Reader's guide

1. Human rights obligations to end all corporal punishment of children
Introduction
The United Nations global deadline for prohibition
The European Convention on Human Rights - developing case law
The European Committee of Social Rights - monitoring conformity with the European Social Charter
The Committee of Ministers - recommendations to end corporal punishment
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its monitoring body the Committee on the Rights of the Child
The United Nations Secretary-General's study on violence against children
Other international human rights instruments and their monitoring mechanisms

2. Progress towards ending corporal punishment of children in Council of Europe member states
Background to abolition
The 16 member states with explicit abolition of all corporal punishment
Progress towards abolition in other European states
The European Network of Ombudspersons for Children

3. Lifting the veil - making corporal punishment of children visible
Accumulating evidence of corporal punishment's ill-effects
Research on corporal punishment's prevalence in the family
Research on the impact of Sweden's law reforms
Researching children's views and experiences

4. Eliminating corporal punishment of children - the process
Law reform to abolish all corporal punishment
Enforcing abolition
Implementing laws against corporal punishment within the family
Awareness-raising and public education
Supporting parents and parenting
Advice, counselling and advocacy services for children
Integrating the ending of corporal punishment into strategies to challenge domestic or family violence
Monitoring the effectiveness of protection

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Appendices
I.   Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1666 (2004) on a Europe-wide ban on corporal punishment of children
II.  Recommendation Rec(2006)19 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on policy to support positive parenting
III. General observation of the European Committee of Social Rights - extract

There are four additional online appendices. See "Reader's guide"

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