Committee Against Torture, session 57 (2016)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee Against Torture's concluding observations to states examined in session 57 (18 April - 13 May 2016)

Philippines

(2 June 2016, CAT/C/PHL/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, paras. 41 and 42)

“The Committee is concerned that the corporal punishment of children in the home remains lawful in the State party. …

“The State party should:

(a) Expedite the adoption by the Senate of the Anti-Corporal Punishment Bill (No. 2182) to prohibit the corporal punishment of children in all settings, including in the home. …”

Saudi Arabia

(8 June 2016, CAT/C/SAU/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, paras. 10 and 11)

“The Committee is deeply concerned that the State party continues to sentence individuals to and to impose corporal punishment, including flogging/lashing and amputation of limbs — practices that are in breach of the Convention. The Committee is concerned that the penalties provided by law in the State party include these and other forms of corporal punishment, which amount to torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment under the Convention.

“The State party should immediately put an end to the practices of flogging/lashing, amputation of limbs and any other form of corporal punishment. In addition, the State party should amend its legislation in order to abolish all such forms of corporal punishment as they amount to torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, in violation of the Convention.”

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