Committee on the Rights of the Child: Iceland

Session 032 (2003)

(31 January 2003, CRC/C/15/Add.203, Concluding observations on second report, para. 29)

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

a) raise awareness among parents, other caretakers, and the public at large of the prohibition of corporal punishment – including in the family – under existing legal provisions;

b) continue to strengthen and expand the coverage of the Children’s House concept throughout the State party;

c) conduct public education campaigns about the negative consequences of ill-treatment of children, and promote positive, non-violent forms of discipline as an alternative to corporal punishment…."

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