Committee Against Torture: Kyrgyzstan

CAT session 051 (2013)

(20 December 2013, CAT/C/KGZ/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, para. 21)

"Although corporal punishment of children is unlawful in schools, the penal system and certain care settings, the Committee is concerned at allegations that a high number of children experience violence, abuse or neglect in the family and some care settings (art. 16).

The State party should explicitly prohibit corporal punishment of children in all settings, including at home and in institutions and alternative care settings, and ensure awareness-raising and public education measures."

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CAT session 023 (1999)

(18 November 1999, A/54/44, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 74 and 75)

"The Committee expresses its concern about the following:

b) the numerous and continuing reports of allegations of torture in breach of article 1 of the Convention; and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (sometimes involving children) by law enforcement personnel, contrary to article 16 of the Convention.

"The Committee recommends that:

b) in view of the numerous reports of allegations of torture and ill-treatment by law-enforcement personnel, the State party take all necessary effective steps to prevent these events from occurring."

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