Human Rights Committee: Cyprus

HRC session 113 (2015)

([April 2015], CCPR/C/CYP/CO/4 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on fourth report, para. 3)

"The Committee welcomes the following legislative and institutional steps taken by the State party: ...

d) the amendment of the Children’s Law (Cap.352, as amended) which came into force on 20 June 2013, repealing a provision in Article 54 relating to 'the right of any parent, teacher or other person having the lawful control or charge of the child to administer punishment'...."

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HRC session 062 (1998)

(6 August 1998, CCPR/C/79/Add.88, Concluding observations on third report, para. 16)

"The Committee is concerned that the age criminal responsibility is still fixed at seven years, and that marriageable age is defined as the onset of puberty. The Committee further reaffirms its position that corporal punishment is prohibited under the Covenant."

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