➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
Russia: Wrong-Headed Move to Decriminalize Domestic Violence (Opinion)
Human Rights Watch – January 24, 2017
If hitting an adult is considered assault, should it be permissible to hit children? More and more countries recognize that the answer is “no.” Since 2001, the number of countries that have banned all corporal punishment of children has more than quadrupled, jumping from 11 to 51. Fifty-five more have pledged to prohibit the practice. Russian lawmakers, however, are moving in the opposite direction, and considering a new law decriminalizing domestic violence.