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New briefing for organisations promoting young children’s rights

The Global Initiative has produced a new briefing, “Young children’s right to an end to all violent punishment.”

Submission on ending discrimination against women in family life

The Global Initiative has made a submission to the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice’s call for submissions on Good Practices in the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in Family and Cultural Life.

Human Rights Committee recommends law reform to end all corporal punishment of children

At its 111th session (7-25 July 2014), the Human Rights Committee raised the issue of corporal punishment of children with the Governments of Georgia, Ireland, Japan and Malawi. The Lists of Issues adopted by the Committee for these states asked for information on progress towards prohibiting corporal punishment in all settings, including the home. In the List of…

Submission on ending discrimination against women in family life

The Global Initiative has made a submission to the Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice’s call for submissions on Good Practices…

Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends prohibition at 66th session

The 66th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child was held 26 May – 13 June 2014. The Committee reviewed progress towards prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment in all the states examined and made the following observations and recommend:

  • India. The Committee noted the prohibition of corporal punishment…

Human Rights Committee recommends legislative and other measures to end all corporal punishment of children

At its 110th session (10-28 March), the Human Rights Committee raised the issue of corporal punishment of children with the Governments of Chad, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Sierra Leone and the USA. The Lists of Issues adopted by the Committee for these states asked for information on progress towards prohibiting corporal punishment in all settings, including the home. Following…

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