Human Rights Committee, session 109 (2013)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 109 (14 October - 1 November 2013)

Bolivia

(6 December 2013, CCPR/C/BOL/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 16)

"The Committee is concerned by the fact that there is no explicit prohibition of corporal punishment as a disciplinary measure in the home or in institutional settings. The Committee is also concerned that corporal punishment continues to be used as a punishment in the community-based justice system (arts. 7, 24 and 27).

The State party should take steps to put an end to corporal punishment in all domains. It should also encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment and conduct public information campaigns in the native indigenous campesino and other jurisdictions in order to raise awareness among the general public of the prohibition and harmful effects of corporal punishment."

Djibouti

(19 November 2013, CCPR/C/DJI/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 14)

"The Committee expresses concern that corporal punishment is not explicitly prohibited in the State party. It expresses concern that it is tolerated in the home, where it is traditionally practised although unreported (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical steps to put an end to corporal punishment of children in all settings, including in the home. It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline and conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness of the harmful effects of any form of violence against children."

Mauritania

(21 November 2013, CCPR/C/MRT/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 16 (as at 2 December in French only)

"While noting the State party's adoption of Ordinance No. 2005-015 of 5 December 2005 on the judicial protection of the child, the Committee is concerned that corporal punishment of children in the State party continue and are not explicitly prohibited by law (art. 7 and 24).

The State party should take effective measures to end the practice of corporal punishment in all circumstances. It should encourage the use of non-violent discipline as an alternative to corporal punishment and conduct information to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of such violence campaigns."

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