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Global newsletter issue 35 (October 2016) is out now!

The global newsletter provides a round-up of news and developments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this edition, we report on Paraguay's recent prohibition of all corporal punishment, new commitments to law reform made by Namibia, Seychelles and Sierra Leone, and other positive developments in El Salvador, Finland, The Gambia, Peru and Philippines. We also present new resources…

States receive recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment at the UPR

Fourteen states were reviewed in the 25th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May 2016. All states reviewed except one received recommendations on the issue of corporal punishment. At the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council, held in September 2016, the final working group reports of states reviewed in the 25th session were adopted and Governments gave their formal responses to…

Paraguay becomes 50th state worldwide to prohibit all corporal punishment of children

On 17 August 2016, the Paraguayan National Congress approved the Law on Promotion of Good Treatment, Positive Parenting and Protection of Children and Adolescents against Corporal Punishment or Any Type of Violence as a Method of Correction or Discipline (Ley de Promoción del Buen Trato, Crianza Positiva y de Protección a Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes Contra el Castigo Físico o Cualquier Tipo de Violencia…

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