San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The New Zealand-United Kingdom Link Foundation and the School of
Advanced Study, University of London
request the pleasure of your company at a lecture by
The NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor,
Emeritus Professor Anne Smith of
Otago University, New Zealand
Physical punishment is an assault on the rights and dignity of the child, a view supported by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which has persistently recommended its abolition. Social science research also suggests that physical punishment has many long-term negative outcomes for children. New Zealand was the first English-speaking country to change its law in 2007 to remove the “reasonable force” excuse for parental use of physical punishment. The lecture will outline the role of research and other influences (such as NGOs) on these reforms in New Zealand and the government’s failure to inform the public, and ask what lessons might have been learned that are relevant to other Anglophone countries.
Chair: Emeritus Professor Jane Fortin, University of Sussex
Respondent: Peter Newell, Coordinator of the Children are unbeatable! Alliance
Hosted by Kings College London
Arrive 17:30 for 18:00 Start
Followed by Reception in The Henriette Raphael Function Room at The Guys Campus
For more information go to: http://www.nzuklinkfoundation.org.uk/
Contact: Liza Fletcher on email@example.com with Special Requirements
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NZ-UK Link Foundation
The NZ-UK Link Foundation was set up originally as the Waitangi Foundation in 1990 after the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Under our Trust Deed, the Foundation exists to enhance links between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, through establishing and maintaining a series of business and educational exchanges to individuals to visit the other’s country.