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Committee Against Torture recommends prohibition at 61st session

The Committee Against Torture’s 61st session finished on 11 August. During the session, the Committee examined four states’ implementation of the Convention Against Torture and issued recommendations on corporal punishment to all states:

  • To Antigua and Barbuda, which was examined in the absence of a report, the Committee welcomed the Child Justice Act 2015…

Human Rights Committee issues recommendations on corporal punishment at latest session

At its 120th session in July 2017, the Human Rights Committee issued recommendations to states on the prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children.

  • To Madagascar, the Committee recommended that the state take practical measures to end corporal punishment in all settings, including through legal reform, and undertake awareness-raising campaigns…

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