Human Rights Committee, session 115 (2015)
Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 115 (19 October - 6 November 2015)
([November 2015], CCPR/C/SMR/CO/3 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on third report, para. 3)
“The Committee welcomes the legislative steps taken by the State party to protect human rights, including: ...
b) The adoption of Law No. 140 of 4 September 2014, which provides that children are entitled to protection and security and shall not be subject to corporal punishment or other treatment damaging their physical and psychological integrity...”
([November 2015], CCPR/C/SUR/Q/3/Add.1 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on third report, paras. 45 and 46)
“The Committee observes that although corporal punishment is explicitly prohibited in the penal system, it continues to be prevalent and accepted in society (arts. 7 and 24).
“The State party should take practical steps, including through legislative measures, where appropriate, to put an end to corporal punishment of children in all settings. It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives and should conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about the harmful effects of corporal punishment.”