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African e-newsletter issue 22 is now available (April 2016)

This latest edition of the African newsletter documents recent developments, campaigns and action towards prohibition from across the region. It presents our newly updated leaflet on progress and delay in achieving prohibition in Africa, as well as information from human rights monitoring bodies in Africa and beyond, including new recommendations to African states to prohibit all corporal punishment.

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Human Rights Committee recommends prohibition of all corporal punishment in Slovenia and South Africa

At its 116th session in March, the Human Rights Committee examined states on their implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – including on the obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment of children.

In its concluding observations on the review of Slovenia, the Committee expressed concern that corporal…

Progress and delay in Africa - updated briefing from the Global Initiative

Seven African states have achieved prohibition of corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home, and recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children have been accepted by 19 African states. On the other hand, 25% of Africa’s children live in states where corporal punishment is not fully prohibited in any setting.

These facts and more are graphically…

New Caribbean progress briefing

The second issue of the Caribbean Coalition for the Abolition of Corporal Punishment of Children's briefing which documents progress towards prohibiting corporal punishment of children across the region is now available.

Designed for advocacy use, the briefing highlights the human rights imperative to prohibit all violent punishment of children in all Caribbean…

More states accept UPR recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment

At the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, held in February/March 2016, the working group reports of states reviewed in the 23rd session of the UPR in November 2015 were adopted and Governments that did not respond at the time to the recommendations made during their reviews have now given their formal responses to the Council. Ten states in all received recommendations…

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