Author Topic: UN tells Thailand to enforce law prohibiting children spanking  (Read 735 times)

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BANGKOK, 1 March 2012 (NNT) – The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) under the United Nations has proposed that Thailand implement more children’s rights protection laws, adding that children spanking should be prohibited.

Social Development and Human Security Minister Santi Prompat has revealed that the CRC has said Thai children’s rights have not been fully protected by law, resulting in many of them being improperly raised. The Ministry will, therefore, initiate several projects to inform the public of children’s rights.

According to Mr Santi, the CRC, during its meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, at the end of January, has concluded that many laws concerning children’s rights protection in Thailand still have not been adopted. It cited hitting a child, be it for punishment or any other reason , should be illegal.

He added that the Ministry will, for the first phase, educate parents on the children’s rights for better understanding, and a new law will be imposed later. He said most of the rights violation occurred in the family.

Currently, it is illegal for teachers to hit students in school; however, the law still allows Thai parents to hit their children at home.

But i know some teachers still do
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


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Re: UN tells Thailand to enforce law prohibiting children spanking
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 04:18:27 PM »
Excuse my cynicism, but good luck with implementing that one.

.....resulting in many of them being improperly raised.

That's got to be the understatement of the day.