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States receive recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment at the 24th session of the Universal Periodic Review

The 24th session of the Universal Periodic Review was held 18-29 January 2016. Fourteen states were held accountable for their overall human rights records – and for 11, this included their obligation to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment of children.

Three of the states examined have already achieved law reform to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including…

Latest recommendations from the Committee on the Rights of the Child

The Committee on the Rights of the Child has made strong recommendations on prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment to states examined at its 71st session held in January 2016. In a number of cases, the Committee referred to the new context of the Sustainable Development Goals, target 16.2 on ending violence against children.

  • To Benin, the Committee…

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