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THE BAN ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT OF CHILDREN Changing laws to change attitudes: the Swedish experience
Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Department of Law, Stockholm Centre for the Rights of the Child.
2013 (English)In: Alternative Law Journal, ISSN 1037-969X, Vol. 38, no 3, 156-159 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyses and discusses the Swedish more than 30 years old ban on corporal punishment and its effects. By describing the Swedish experiences – both positive outcomes and challenges that face the child protection system – valuable additional knowledge is provided for Australia and other countries that have not yet introduced a ban. It can be noted that a ban is required in order to fulfil the responsibilities in the UN Child Convention as pointed out by the UN Committee on the rights of the child. More importantly though, such a reform can be viewed as an essential departure from the out-dated approach which treats children as the property of their parents in favour of a rights based approach, in line with current way of thinking about children and their rights in the new millennium.

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2013. Vol. 38, no 3, 156-159 p.
Keyword [en]
Children's rights, corporal punishment, law reform, Sweden
National Category
Law and Society
Research subject
Legal Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94337OAI: diva2:653240
Available from: 2013-10-03 Created: 2013-10-03 Last updated: 2016-04-22Bibliographically approved

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