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Sweden’s Children and Parent Code to prohibit all corporal punishment and other humiliating treatment of children Guarantee Basic Rights and Responsibilities

In 1979, Sweden became the first country in the world to explicitly prohibit all forms of corporal punishment and other humiliating treatment of children. This pioneering reform is considered to have achieved full prohibition in all settings, including the home, and has fostered a profound change of attitude across Swedish society in relation to violence against children. One key success factor has been the abolition of any legal justification for physical discipline of any kind.

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