Pursuing the Crafting of a Legislative Ban on Corporal Punishment in the Home

Authors Prinslean Mahery

ISSN: 1996-2193
Affiliations: Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand
Source: Stellenbosch Law Review, Volume 29 Issue 1, 2018, p. 124 – 145


There has been a persistent call to ban corporal punishment in the home both nationally [fn106] and internationally. This article explores various factors relevant to drafting such a ban and further examines national and foreign law provisions, which could assist the South African legislature in framing a prohibition on corporal punishment in the family setting. footnote 106: General Comment 8 para 5.