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    France Breaks Law by Smacking Children

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    The Council of Europe ruled Wednesday that France is in violation of a European treaty because it has not banned the smacking of children. According to the council, France’s laws are not “sufficiently clear, binding, and precise” as they allow parents the “right to discipline” their kids. Other countries, including Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain, have complete bans on smacking. Polls in France are showing a majority support the right to smack children.