Committee on the Rights of the Child: Cabo Verde

Session 028 (2001)

(7 November 2001, CRC/C/15/Add.168, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 35 and 36)

"The Committee is concerned that corporal punishment is widely practiced in the home and in schools, and by the police forces against vulnerable groups such as street children.

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

a) take steps to end the practice of corporal punishment in schools and in the home;

b) conduct, inter-alia, awareness raising and education campaigns to change public attitudes;

c) provide training and information on alternative forms of non-violent, discipline, and ensure that these are administered in a manner consistent with the child’s human dignity and in conformity with the Convention, especially articles 19 and 28.2…."

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