Human Rights Committee, session 91 (2007)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 91 (15 October - 2 November 2007)

Libya

(15 November 2007, CCPR/C/LBY/CO/4, Concluding observations on fourth report, paras. 16 and 17)

"The Committee remains deeply concerned that corporal punishment such as amputation and flogging are prescribed by law even if rarely applied in practice. They constitute a clear violation of article 7 of the Covenant. (art. 7)

The State party should immediately stop the imposition of all corporal punishment and repeal the legislations for its imposition without delay, as stipulated in the previous concluding observations of the Committee.

"The Committee notes with concern that the continued practice and legal provisions regarding qisas

(retribution) and diyah (payment), which may contribute to impunity, remain in force. (arts. 2, 7, 10 and 14) The State party should review the laws and practice of qisas and the diyah in light of the Covenant."

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