Country Poland
Year 2009
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 40 of the Constitution adopted in 1997, and amended in 2009, includes the following provisions: No one may be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment. The application of corporal punishment shall be prohibited.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Poland 1997 (amended in 2009), UN Women Constitutional Database

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