Committee Against Torture: Germany

CAT session 047 (2011)

(12 December 2011, CAT/C/DEU/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, para. 32)

"While taking note that corporal punishment is prohibited in all circumstances in the German legal system (sect. 163 of the Code of Civil Law), the Committee expresses concern at the absence of information on the efforts to provide appropriate and ongoing public education and professional training on the prohibition of corporal punishment in all settings (art. 16).

The Committee recommends that the State party actively promote positive, participatory and non-violent forms of education and child-rearing as an alternative to corporal punishment."

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