Corporal punishment

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The laws against cruelty to children in England and Wales endorse the common law defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’, which allows parents to discipline children using punishment involving physical violence. In this article I will examine the scope of the defence of reasonable chastisement, its conformity with International law and recent attempts to limit and control parents’ power in this regard.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-65
JournalJournal of Commonwealth Law & Legal Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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