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African e-newsletter issue 20 now available (September 2015)

This latest edition of the African newsletter includes news of national and global campaigns and other moves towards prohibition of corporal punishment of children in Africa, as well as information from human rights monitoring bodies in Africa and beyond. We hope this newsletter will be a useful resource to support individuals and organisations campaigning to prohibit…

Caribbean Coalition for the Abolition of Corporal Punishment of Children e-newsletter issue 5 now available

The Caribbean Coalition for the Abolition of Corporal Punishment of Children (CCACPC) has released the fifth issue of its e-newsletter. Major news in the region includes the achievement of prohibition of violent punishment of children in all settings except the family home in Trinidad & Tobago and the new commitment by the Global Movement for Children to prioritise advocacy for prohibition in the…

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recommends prohibition of all corporal punishment of children

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its concluding observations on states examined at its 14th session in August/September 2015.

In its observations on Qatar, the Committee expressed concern at the legality of corporal…

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