Jersey parents and guardians will no longer have a 'legal right' to smack their children.
The States has approved a proposition by Deputy Le Hegerat to remove article 79 of the Children Law 2002.
Article 79 allows 'defence of reasonable corporal punishment of a child'.
The States Assembly debated for two hours on repealing the law.
53 countries ban the controversial form of discipline and Jersey will now follow suit.
The NSPCC's local branch have called it a "common sense move"...