Human Rights Committee, session 113 (2015)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 113 (16 March - 2 April 2015)


([April 2015], CCPR/C/KHM/CO/2 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on second report)

"While recognizing that corporal punishment is prohibited in schools and the penal system, the Committee is concerned that its use remains legal in the home, where it traditionally continues to be accepted and practiced as a form of discipline by parents and guardians (art. 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. In 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."


([April 2015], CCPR/C/CYP/CO/4 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on fourth report, para. 3)

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

d) the amendment of the Children’s Law (Cap.352, as amended) which came into force on 20 June 2013, repealing a provision in Article 54 relating to 'the right of any parent, teacher or other person having the lawful control or charge of the child to administer punishment'...."

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