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CEDAW issues recommendations on corporal punishment

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women held its 69th session in February – March 2018 and issued recommendations on corporal punishment to the following states:

  • To Suriname, the Committee consistently expressed concern at the legality of corporal punishment during the examination and recommended that the Government adopt legislation…

Global newsletter (issue 39) is out now!

The Global Initiative's quarterly global newsletter provides a round-up of news and developments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this latest edition, we report on:

  • International meetings and conferences, moves towards prohibition in El Salvador, France, Mexico, Philippines, Seychelles, UK and USunder the Global Partnership to End Violence Against…

States respond to UPR recommendations on corporal punishment

The Human Rights Council held its 37th session in March 2018 and adopted final working group reports of states examined during the 28th session of the Universal Periodic Review.  States which had left their responses to recommendations pending were under the obligation to either ‘support’ (accept) or ‘note’ them before the start of the session. The meaning of ‘noting’ a recommendation…

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