Committee Against Torture: Republic of Korea

CAT session 060 (2017)

([May 2017], CAT/C/KOR/CO/3-5, Concluding observations on third/fifth report, Advance unedited version, paras. 33 and 34)

“The Committee is concerned that corporal punishment of children remains permitted in the home, in schools, as well as in alternative care and day care settings, in particular in orphanages and child welfare facilities, especially in parts of the country outside the capital city Seoul (arts. 2, 4 and 16).

“The State party should amend and enact legislation explicitly and clearly prohibiting corporal in all settings, including orphanages and child welfare facilities in all parts of the country and take the necessary measures to prevent it.”

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