France in violation of European treaty banning smacking of children, Council of Europe says

March 4, 2015 9:17 PM

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A top rights body says France is in violation of a European treaty because it has not fully banned the smacking of children, reigniting debate over the divisive issue.

The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe said France's laws on corporal punishment for children were not "sufficiently clear, binding and precise".

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