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Human Rights Committee recommends prohibition of all corporal punishment in the UK and in all its territories and dependencies

At its 114th session in June/July, the Human Rights Committee examined states on their implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Policital Rights - including on the obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. The Committee made the following observation and recommendation in its concluding observations on the review of the UK:

“The…

States respond to recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment made at the UPR 21st session

At 29th session of the Human Rights Council, held in May/June 2015, the working group reports of states reviewed in the 21st session of the UPR in January 2015 were adopted and governments responded to the…

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