Human Rights Committee, session 112 (2014)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 112 (7-31 October 2014)

Burundi

(21 November 2014, CCPR/C/BDI/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, para. 15)

"The Committee notes with concern that corporal punishment is still used in some schools and in the family (arts. 7 and 24).

 The State party should take practical steps, including legislative measures where appropriate, to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings. It should encourage the use of non-violent forms of discipline instead of corporal punishment and should conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

Malta

([November 2014], CCPR/C/MLT/CO/2 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on second report, para. 3)

"The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional steps taken by the State party: ...

d) the amendment to article 339 of the Criminal Code aimed at prohibiting corporal punishment in all settings...."

Montenegro

([November 2014], CCPR/C/MNE/CO/1 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 13)

"While taking note that violence against children and corporal punishment is legally prohibited in schools and some institutional settings, the Committee notes that corporal punishment remains a concern especially 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, including through legislative measures where appropriate, 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."

Sri Lanka

([November 2014, CCPR/C/LKA/CO/5], Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on fifth report, paras. 3 and 19)

"The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional steps taken by the State party:

a) the Corporal Punishment (Repeal) Act No. 23 of 2005 which repeals corporal punishment in prisons...

"While taking note that violence against children and corporal punishment is legally prohibited in schools and judicial corporal punishment called “whipping” was outlawed in 2005, the Committee notes with concern that corporal punishment 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, including through legislative measures where appropriate, 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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