Committee on the Rights of the Child: Romania

Session 075 (2017)

(2 June 2017, CRC/C/ROU/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, Advance unedited version, para. 24)

“While noting that corporal punishment is prohibited in all settings and with reference to general comment No. 8 (2006) on corporal punishment, the Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Ensure that the prohibition of corporal punishment is properly enforced in all settings and adequately monitored;

(b) Promote positive, non-violent and participatory forms of child-rearing and discipline through awareness raising programmes and campaigns;

(c) Ensure that offenders are brought before the competent administrative and judicial authorities.”

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Session 051 (2009)

(30 June 2009, CRC/C/ROM/CO/4, Concluding observations on third/fourth report, paras. 58 and 59)

"The Committee notes with appreciation that following the adoption of Law No. 272/2004, the State party has now explicitly prohibited all forms of corporal punishment. The Committee is, however, concerned that given the prevalence of corporal punishment in the home prior to the prohibition, as well as the persistence of attitudes and low level of involvement in known cases by the general population, the practice of corporal punishment persists in the home, The Committee notes that corporal punishment persists also in schools and institutional settings despite the fact that they have been prohibited by law for several decades.

"The Committee recommends that the State party, taking into account the Committee’s general comment No. 8 (2006) on the right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment, intensify its awareness-raising and public education campaigns, in order to promote the use of alternative non-violent forms of child-rearing in accordance with the Convention and Council of Europe 2009-2011 Strategy for Building a Europe for and with children."

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Session 032 (2003)

(18 March 2003, CRC/C/15/Add.199, Concluding observations on second report, paras. 42 and 43)

"… [The Committee] is also concerned that corporal punishment and other forms of abuse and neglect continue to be practised in the family.

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

a) expressly prohibit corporal punishment in the home, school and institutions;

b) promote alternative methods of discipline;…

g) reinforce its efforts to prevent and combat domestic violence and abuse, including through awareness-raising campaigns designed to change public attitudes."

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