Thursday, August 9, 2007

New Zealand Bans Corporal Punishment by Parents

A controversial law effectively banning parents from smacking their children has been passed by New Zealand's parliament. The legislation closes a legal loophole that allowed parents to use "reasonable force" to discipline their child.   However, the new bill allows the police to use discretion over whether a parent should be prosecuted or not.

Read the BBC article (last visited August 10, 2007 bgf)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2007/08/new-zealand-ban.html

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