Turkmenistan bans corporal punishment
Turkmenistan has become the latest country to ban corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home. Prohibition was first enacted in 2002, but the process of verifying relevant information and obtaining official confirmation that the prohibition is comprehensive has taken many years. In a letter to the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children dated 13 January 2014, the Government provided the necessary confirmation that all corporal punishment, without exception, is unlawful under the Law on Guarantees of the Rights of the Child 2002 (art. 24) and the Family Code 2012 (arts. 85 and 89). This brings the total number of States worldwide to have achieved prohibition in all settings to 35.
Quelle: Child Rights International Network-Newsletter vom 22.1.2014