The Lithuanian Parliament has banned all types of violence against children
VILNIUS, February 14 — RIA Novosti. The Parliament of Lithuania on Tuesday in the procedure of special urgency adopted amendments to the law on the protection of children’s rights, which prohibit all forms of child abuse, including physical punishment, said the office of the legislature.
At the end of January it became known that in the Lithuanian town of Kedainiai in the hospital from severe beatings parents died four children. After the tragic incident, the deputies of the Lithuanian Parliament Mykolas Mayauskas and Deauville Shailene initiated amendments to the law on the protection of children’s rights. According to the Prosecutor General, over the last five years in Lithuania in the families were killed, six children and 15 newborns.
The draft amendments voted by 116 deputies, abstentions and voted against was not.
The result of the vote, the parliamentarians met with applause.
“The law emphasizes that the child abuse is action or inaction in respect of the child, direct and indirect intentional physical, psychological, the impact of a sexual nature, neglect or humiliation, because of which the child undergoes damage or danger to life, health”, — is spoken in the message.
The adopted amendments also clarify the forms of violence. Physical violence is described as a deliberate act against a child, physical punishment, cause pain, harm to life, health, honor and dignity of the children.
Psychological violence, according to the amendments, is a constant violation of the rights of the child, his individuality, as well as humiliation, bullying, intimidation, and the development of antisocial behavior. Oversight is described as a constant dissatisfaction with the physical, emotional and social needs of the child.
The act provides the legal, administrative and state social guarantees that protect the child from all forms of violence, including physical punishment.