Committee Against Torture, session 59 (2016)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee Against Torture's concluding observations to states examined in session 59 (7 November - 7 December 2016)

Cabo Verde

([November 2016], CAT/C/CPV/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, Advance unedited version, paras. 42 and 43)

“Although corporal punishment of children is unlawful, the Committee is concerned at reports of frequent use of corporal punishment at homes and at schools (art. 16).

“The State party should take practical steps to put an end to corporal punishment and promote non-violent forms of discipline through awareness-raising and public education measures.” 

Namibia

([November 2016], CAT/C/NAM/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, Advance unedited version, paras. 36 and 37)

“While welcoming the adoption of the Child Care and Protection Act No. 3 of 2015, which complements the Education Act as amended in 2001 and penalizes corporal punishment in the home, in the criminal system and in alternative care settings, the Committee remains concerned at the lack of information regarding its enforcement and implementation.

“The state party should ensure that all laws prohibiting corporal punishment are effectively implemented and that any allegation of corporal punishment is investigated, prosecuted and that the responsible for such acts are punished if found guilty. The State party should also conduct awareness-raising campaigns about the harmful effects of corporal punishment on children informing the public that such acts are prohibited.”

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