France faulted by rights body over failure on child-smacking

March 4, 2015 12:08 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's leading human right's body, the Council of Europe, faulted France on Wednesday for failing to impose a clear ban on slapping and all other forms of corporal punishment of children.

The 47-nation organization said in a statement that French laws on smacking and punishing children were not "sufficiently clear, binding and precise".

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