Committee Against Torture: Peru

CAT session 049 (2012)

(21 January 2013, CAT/C/PER/CO/6, Concluding observations on fifth/sixth report, para. 20)

"The Committee is concerned that violence against children, including domestic and sexual violence, is widespread and that corporal punishment of children in the home, schools, penal institutions and care settings is not explicitly prohibited (arts. 2 and 16).

The Committee recommends that the Code on Children and Adolescents and the Penal Execution Code be amended to explicitly prohibit violence against children, and in particular sexual violence, and define corporal punishment in all settings as an offence under the law."

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