Human Rights Committee, session 102 (2011)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 102 (11-29 July 2011)

Bulgaria

(19 August 2011, CCPR/C/BGR/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 14)

"While welcoming the fact that corporal punishment is unlawful in the home, schools, penal system, alternative care settings and situations of employment, the Committee is concerned that children are still victims of such practices and that no information is available on the judicial prosecution of such practices (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical measures 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 continue with public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

Kazakhstan

(19 August 2011, CCPR/C/KAZ/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 15)

"While taking note of the existence of the Child Rights Law of 2002 and the prohibition of corporal punishment in schools and the penal system, the Committee expresses concern at the permissibility of corporal punishment in the home and foster care establishments where it 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 schools and institutions. It should also encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment in family settings and conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

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