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Ombudsman: Azerbaijan prepares bill to protect children from corporal punishment

Society Materials 21 October 2011 13:50
Azerbaijan jointly with UNICEF prepared a bill to protect children from corporal punishment, Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova said at a press conference on Friday.
Ombudsman: Azerbaijan prepares bill to protect children from corporal punishment

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 21 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /

Azerbaijan jointly with UNICEF prepared a bill to protect children from corporal punishment, Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova said at a press conference on Friday.

"The appeal was sent to Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament to adopt the law," she said. "This issue will be considered. We hope that the law will be adopted."

She said that corporal punishment is often used against children in families and schools. The cases of child deaths have been registered.

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