Committee Against Torture: Namibia

CAT session 059 (2016)

([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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CAT session 018 (1997)

(6 May 1997, A/52/44, paras. 227-252, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 250)

"The Committee recommends the prompt abolition of corporal punishment insofar as it is legally still possible under the Prisons Act of 1959 and the Criminal Procedure Act of 1977."

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