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CRPD recommends prohibition to states at latest session

At its 19th session in February-March 2018, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issued recommendations on corporal punishment to the most of the states reviewed. The Committee also adopted General Comment No. 6 on “Equality and non-discrimination” which reiterated states’ obligation…

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recommends prohibition in new General Comment

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted General Comment No.6 (2018) on "Article 5: Equality and non-discrimination" at its 19th session, held in February – March 2018. Following on from General Comment No.4 (2014) on "Article 24: Right to inclusive education", in which the Committee made clear that States parties must prohibit all forms of corporal punishment,…

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