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

(26 January 2017, CAT/C/CPV/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 42 and 43)

“Although corporal punishment of children is unlawful, the Committee is concerned at reports of frequent use of corporal punishment at home and in 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

(1 February 2017, CAT/C/NAM/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, paras. 36 and 37)

“While welcoming the adoption of the Child Care and Protection Act, No. 3 of 2015, which complements the Education Act, No. 16 of 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, all allegations of corporal punishment investigated and perpetrators prosecuted and punished. The State party should also conduct awareness-raising campaigns about the harmful effects of corporal punishment on children and inform the public that such acts are prohibited.”

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