Nicaragua bans corporal punishment
Nicaragua has become the latest Latin American State to ban all forms of corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home. In Article 280 of the newly approved Family Code 2014, which identifies parents and guardians as having the responsibility „to provide, consistent with the child’s evolving capacities, appropriate direction and guidance to the child, without putting at risk his or her health, physical integrity, psychological and personal dignity and under no circumstances using physical punishment or any type of humiliating treatment as a form of correction or discipline.” Nicaragua’s prohibition follows quickly on from reform in other Latin American countries in 2014, namely Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil. In total, seven States have enacted prohibition this year – the highest number to do so in a single year since 2007.
Quelle: Child Rights International Network CRINmail 1407 vom 10.12.2014