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All Information and reports are provided by the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children.

1979

Sweden was the first country with a complete ban on corporal punishment, including in the home, in 1979.

1983

Finland achieved prohibition in 1983.

1987

Norway achieved prohibition in 1987.

1997

Denmark achieved prohibition in 1997.

1998

Latvia achieved prohibition in 1998.

2000

Germany achieved prohibition in 2000.

2003

Iceland achieved prohibition in 2003.

2010

Poland achieved prohibition in 2010.

2015

Estonia achieved prohibition in 2015.

2017

O 14 February 2017, the Lithuanian parliament voted in favour of amendments to the Law on the Fundamentals of Protection of the Rights of the Child 1996, recognising children’s right to be protected from all forms of violence, including corporal punishment.

Russia

Corporal punishment is lawful in the home. Prohibition is still to be achieved in the home, alternative care settings and day care.

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10 out of 11

The Baltic Sea Region may soon become a no-corporal-punishment zone within Europe with 10 out of the 11 countries having banned corporal punishment: