Committee on the Rights of the Child, session 7 (1994)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on the Rights of the Child's concluding observations to states examined in the 7th session

Spain

(24 October 1994, CRC/C/15/Add.28, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 10 and 18)

"Furthermore, the Committee expresses concern at the wording of article 154 of the Spanish Civil Code which provides that parents ‘may administer punishment to their children reasonably and in moderation’, which may be interpreted to allow for actions in contradiction with article 19 of the Convention....

"Furthermore, the Committee encourages the Spanish authorities to pursue the law reform to ensure full compliance of the domestic legislation with the provisions of the Convention. In this regard, the Committee recommends that the law reform include the review of the language used in legal provisions and, in particular, the revision of article 154 of the Spanish Civil Code stating that parents ‘may administer punishment to their children reasonably and in moderation’, in order to bring it into full conformity with article 19."

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