Committee Against Torture, session 58 (2016)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee Against Torture's concluding observations to states examined in session 58 (25 July - 12 August 2016)

Mongolia

(5 September 2016, CAT/C/MNG/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, paras. 25 and 26)

“While welcoming the enactment of the Law on the Rights of Children and the Law on Child Protection, which make the corporal punishment of children in all settings a criminal offence, the Committee is concerned at information that some 42 per cent of children have been subjected to physical or psychological punishment in home settings (art. 16).

“The State party should:

(a) Take all the necessary steps to ensure the full implementation and enforcement of the prohibition of corporal punishment in all settings;

(b) Conduct awareness-raising campaigns for professionals and the general public in order to raise awareness about the harmful effects of corporal punishment and promote positive, non-violent disciplinary methods in education and in bringing up and caring for children;

(c) Investigate, prosecute and sanction all reported cases of corporal punishment.”

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