Human Rights Committee, session 101 (2011)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 101 (14 March - 1 April 2011)

Mongolia

(2 May 2011, CCPR/C/MNG/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, para. 19)

"While taking note of the prohibition of corporal punishment under the Education Law, the Committee is concerned about the continual practice of corporal punishment in all settings (art. 7 of the Covenant).

The State party should take practical steps to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings. It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment, and should conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

Slovakia

(20 April 2011, CCPR/C/SVK/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 12)

"While taking note of the fact that the current Criminal Code No. 300/2005 Coll. (as amended) criminalizes and punishes the torture and ill-treatment of children, the Committee expresses concern at the permissibility of corporal punishment in the home where it traditionally continues to be accepted and practised as a form of discipline by parents and guardians (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical steps to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings. It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment, and should conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

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