Human Rights Committee, session 83 (2005)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 83 (14 March - 1 April 2005)


(25 April 2005, CCPR/CO/83/GRC, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 16)

"While noting that a legislative amendment to ban corporal punishment in secondary schools has been tabled in Parliament, the Committee is concerned at reports of a widespread practice of corporal punishment of children in the schools (art. 24).

The Committee recommends that the State party prohibit all forms of violence against children wherever it occurs, including corporal punishment in the schools, and undertake public information efforts with respect to appropriate protection of children from violence."


(29 April 2005, CCPR/CO/83/KEN, Concluding observations on second report, para. 6)

"The Committee welcomes the information that Kenya has now prohibited all forms of corporal punishment of children, and notes that implementation of this prohibition should be accompanied by public information and education campaigns."

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