Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Jordan

CRPD session 17 (2017)

(12 April 2017, CRPD/C/JOR/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, Advance unedited version, paras. 33 and 34)

“The Committee is concerned that articles 8 and 62 of the Criminal Code (No. 16 of 1960), referring to “discipline and what is permitted by law and allowed by customs”, may, in practice, be used to justify acts of violence against women, girls and boys with disabilities.

“The Committee recommends that the State party:

(a) Repeal articles 8 and 62 of the Criminal Code, to fully prohibit corporal punishment; and,

(b) Mainstream a disability-rights perspective in the System of the National Taskforce on Family Protection against Violence No. 33 of 2016 and in the new draft law on protection against family violence.”

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