Human Rights Committee: Barbados

HRC session 089 (2007)

(11 May 2007, CCPR/C/BRB/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 12)

"The Committee is concerned that corporal punishment is still available as part of judicial sentences and is permitted within the penal and education systems. (arts. 7 and 24)

The State party should take immediate measures to eliminate corporal punishment as a legitimate sanction in its law and to discourage its use in schools. The State party should also take all necessary measures towards the eventual total abolition of corporal punishment."

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