Committee Against Torture: Zambia

CAT session 040 (2008)

"The Committee welcomes the following positive developments:

d) the abolition of corporal punishment through the enactment of the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act No. 9 of 2003, the Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 10 of 2003, the Education Act (Amendment) Act No. 11 of 2003, and the Prisons (Amendment) Act No. 16 of 2004 ...

"While noting that the State party’s legislation prohibits corporal punishment in schools,the Committee remains concerned about the absence of legislation prohibiting such punishment in the family and in institutions other than schools, and that corporal punishment is de facto widely practised and accepted as a means of upbringing (art. 16)."

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CAT session 027 (2001)

(23 November 2001, CAT/C/XXVII/Concl.4, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 3)

"3. The Committee notes, with satisfaction, the following elements, e) the legal prohibition of corporal punishment"

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