Human Rights Committee, session 104 (2012)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 104 (12-30 March 2012)

Cabo Verde

(23 April 2012, CCPR/C/CPV/CO/1, Concluding observations in the absence of a report, para. 12)

"While noting that corporal punishment is unlawful in schools, penal institutions and care institutions, the Committee is concerned that corporal punishment still occurs as excessive chastisement in the home. Furthermore, the Committee is concerned at reports of frequent use of corporal punishment by teachers (arts. 7 and 24).

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

Yemen

(23 April 2012, CCPR/C/YEM/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, para. 20)

"The Committee is concerned about the legality of corporal punishment as a form of criminal sanction, which includes flogging, amputation and stoning. The Committee is also concerned about reports of corporal punishments against children outside judicial spheres such as within the family and in schools (arts. 6, 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical steps to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings. It should encourage nonviolent 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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