Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Jordan

CRPD session 17 (2017)

(15 May 2017, CRPD/C/JOR/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 33 and 34)

“The Committee is concerned that articles 8 and 62 of the Criminal Code (Law No. 16 of 1960), which refers 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;

(b) Mainstream a disability-rights perspective in the work of the National Taskforce on Protection against Family Violence of 2016 and in the new draft law on protection against family violence.”

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