Czech Republic should consider prohibiting physical punishment of children, ombudswoman says

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The Czech Republic should consider prohibiting physical punishment of children, ombudswoman Anna Šabatová said at a conference marking the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham speaks at an official High Level Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations marking the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at UNʼs headquarters in New York, on November 20, 2019. Photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com

Asked to comment on that statement by the Czech News Agency, the Government Commissioner for Human Rights Helena Válková said she would be in favor of the prohibition, depending on its legal formulation.

Currently the use of physical punishment on children is completely prohibited in 23 EU states, Czech Radio said on Tuesday.

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