Human Rights Committee, session 105 (2012)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 105 (9-27 July 2012)

Lithuania

(31 August 2012, CCPR/C/LTU/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 10)

"While noting the recently adopted Law on the Protection Against Domestic Violence and further noting the intention of the State party to enact the necessary legislation to address this issue in other settings, the Committee is nevertheless concerned that corporal punishment is currently not explicitly prohibited by law in schools, penal institutions, and in alternative care settings (art. 7).

The State party should take practical measures to put an end to corporal punishment in all institutional settings."

Maldives

(31 August 2012, CCPR/C/MDV/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 16)

"The Committee is concerned at reported cases of corporal punishment of children in schools. The Committee is also concerned that flogging can be administered to persons for certain offences prescribed by the Sharia law (art. 7).

The State should abolish flogging. It should also explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all institutional settings."

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