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EU Court may ban smacking

June 15th, 1998

EU meddlers ready to outlaw smacking. (The Sun, 16 June 1998, p15)

A landmark hearing in the European Court of Human Rights could outlaw corporal punishment of children by parents in Britain. (The Times, 15 June 1998, p1)

The European Court of Human Rights is not part of the European Union. It is an organ of the Council of Europe, which is an intergovernmental consultative organisation with a current membership of 41 countries. Much of its work is concerned with human rights, education, culture and co-operation in such fields as the protection of the environment, medical ethics and the fight against drugs.

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