Committee on the Rights of the Child: Papua New Guinea

Session 035 (2004)

(26 February 2004, CRC/C/15/Add.229, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 37 and 38)

"The Committee is deeply concerned that corporal punishment of children is rather widespread in the State party and not prohibited by law.

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

a) Carry out public education campaigns about the negative consequences of corporal punishment of children, and promote positive, non-violent forms of discipline as an alternative to corporal punishment;

b) Expressly prohibit corporal punishment by law in the family and other institutions."

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