Human Rights Committee, session 64 (1998)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 64 (19 October - 5 November 1998)

Libya

(6 November 1998, CCPR/C/79/Add.101, Concluding observations on third report, para. 11)

"Furthermore, the Committee recalls that flogging, which is recognized in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya as a penalty for criminal offences, is incompatible with article 7 of the Covenant. The imposition of such punishment should cease immediately and all laws and regulations providing for its imposition should be repealed without delay. Amputation, although not used in practice, according to the Delegation, should be formally abolished."

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