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France moves closer to ban on smacking children

Paris (AFP) - The French National Assembly voted Friday in favour of a largely symbolic ban on parents smacking ... their children as its main goal is "educational" -- a way to encourage society to me... read more

French MPs vote to ban smacking children

The French ... ban the practice have been thwarted by conservatives. Eric Ciotti, an MP from the conservative Les Républicains, described it as “propaganda legislation” pushing “pseudo official morali... read more

French MPs back ban on mobile phones in schools

PARIS: French lawmakers on Thursday approved ... use France is one of the first nations to introduce a total ban, covering primary and junior high schools. The new law bans phone-use by children in sc... read more

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MPs' smacking ban attempt fails

A cross-party group of MPs has failed to force through a ban ... children." Campaigners said 111 Labour backbenchers had signed a private letter demanding a free vote on smacking, with some warning th... read more


Overturning Napoleon-era rights, France bans smacking kids

PARIS (Reuters) - Members of the French parliament voted in favour of a ban on parents smacking their children, falling into line with the ... but a few conservative and far-right MPs have condemned i... read more

Smacking debate back in the limelight

The amendment to section 59 of the Crimes Act in 2007 removed the defence of "reasonable force" for parents prosecuted for assault on their children. It divided the country, with its sponsor, former G... read more

France Wants to Ban Child Beauty Pageants

France’s Parliament has moved to ban child beauty pageants on the basis that ... Jouanno wrote a report on the hypersexualization of children in 2011. The debate in France over the sexualization of ch... read more

Franco-Turkish relations hit new low on genocide bill

He called the bill "an irreparable wound" to bilateral relations and accused French leader Nicolas Sarkozy of "racism, discrimination, xenophobia." He added: "There is no such genocide in history. We ... read more

French MPs vote to ban smacking children

The French ... ban on parents smacking their children. The bill on "corporal punishment or humiliation" aims to ensure that parental authority is exercised "without violence" of any sort, including "p... read more

France moves closer to ban on smacking children

The French ... MPs voted it through 51-1 early Friday morning, after a late-night debate, and it will now pass to the Senate. Attempts by previous governments to ban the practise have run afoul of con... read more



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