Rozálie Wünschová writes in her blog that the Czech Republic is one of only two EU countries where corporal punishment of children is still legally permitted. Together with Slovakia, this puts the Czech Republic behind not only the Nordic countries, where corporal punishment was banned in the last century but also countries such as Turkmenistan, which adopted protective legislation in 2007.
The step of banning corporal punishment is also very important for compliance with the legislative protection of victims of domestic violence. Although the legislation for the protection of adult victims of domestic violence has progressive aspects (e.g., the institution of eviction of the abuser from the common dwelling with the victim is an exception in Europe), its implementation is problematic.
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