Committee Against Torture: Netherlands

CAT session 038 (2007)

(3 August 2007, CAT/C/NET/CO/4, Concluding observations on fourth report, para. 3)

"The Committee notes with satisfaction the ongoing efforts undertaken by the State party to combat torture and to guarantee the rights of persons not to be subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in particular: ...

b) the entry into force of an amendment of the Dutch Civil Code in April 2007 which prohibits physical and mental violence ‘for educational purposes,’ including in the family environment ...."

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