Committee Against Torture: Algeria

CAT session 040 (2008)

(26 May 2008, CAT/C/DZA/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 19)

"While noting with satisfaction that corporal punishment against children is forbidden in school, the Committee remains concerned about the lack of any provision in the legislation of the State party prohibiting the use of this practice within the family. The Committee also notes with concern the lack of any provision in its domestic legislation prohibiting domestic violence against women (art. 16).

The State party should incorporate into its domestic legislation a provision prohibiting the use of corporal punishment against children within the family and domestic violence against women."

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