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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Landmark Moment for Child Rights in South Africa

ConCourt Rules "Reasonable Chastisement" Unconstitutional

Sept 18, 2019 -- The Constitutional Court of South Africa has ruled that the common law defense of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement of children is unconstitutional. It's a unanimous judgment and the court is of the view that there are effective ways to discipline children without the use of #corporalpunishment.

 Press Release: Landmark moment for child rights in South Africa 
    18/09/2019

 Read the Constitutional Court judgment 
    18/09/2019

 Read the media summary of the Constitutional Court judgment
    18/09/2019

 Read the Department of Social Development's response to judgment
    19/09/2019