Dominique Versini wants to ban corporal punishment

Dominique Versini wants to ban corporal punishment

Dominique Versini, Child Advocate, said last week that she wants to prohibit corporal punishment, as is already the case in 18 European countries. (News of the 10/02/09)

A law prohibiting corporal punishment?

  • In an interview with Lci.frDominique Versini, Children's Advocate, took a stand on corporal punishment. In a report to the UN, the Children's Advocate called for "the prohibition of corporal punishment in law, whether at home, at school or in other places". According to her, it is quite possible to have authority without resorting to physical or moral violence.

An awareness campaign on the education of children

  • While she was against adopting such a lawDominique Versini changed his mind after a stay in Reunion, "where I was told a lot of intrafamilial violence on children and educational methods that, traditionally, are more of training than education. ".
  • The Children's Defender also proposes a big debate and an awareness campaign on the education of children: "This campaign would be part of the one set up by the Council of Europe, which, for that matter, has long called on France to ban corporal punishment, such as this is already the case in many other European countries. "

Stéphanie Letellier