Committee Against Torture: Senegal

CAT session 049 (2012)

(17 January 2013, CAT/C/SEN/CO/3 Concluding observations on third report, para. 15)

"The Committee … remains concerned about the reported persistence of corporal punishment in Senegal (arts. 11 and 16).

The State party should: …

b) amend the Family Code, particularly article 285, to explicitly ban corporal punishment anywhere at all, including in the home, and punish offenders in accordance with the law, while offering legal protection and psychological help to child victims."

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