Europe's top human rights body ticked off France on Wednesday over its failure to ban the smacking of children.
More than half of the 47 members of the Council of Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, have completely banned any physical punishment of children.
But the practice is debated even within, and polls show widespread support in Britain and France for the right of parents to smack their own children.
In a widely publicised case last year, a Malaysian couple were sentenced by a Swedish court to 10 and 14 months in jail, for hitting their children.
Which other countries have laws prohibiting such corporal punishment?
There are more than 40 countries which have fully abolished the spanking of children, and they are mainly in Europe.
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