Human Rights Committee, session 117 (2016)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 117 (20 June - 15 July 2016)


(10 August 2016, CCPR/C/ARG/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, paras. 15 and 16)

“The Committee is concerned by the fact that corporal punishment is not explicitly prohibited as a disciplinary measure in the home, in schools, in detention centres or in childcare institutions (arts. 7 and 24).

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


(9 August 2016, CCPR/C/GHA/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 35 and 36)

“While noting the efforts taken by the State party, the Committee notes that corporal punishment is still widely practised in society and accepted as a form of discipline, in particular within the family, schools and alternative care settings (arts. 7 and 24).

“The State party should step up its efforts 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.”

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