Human Rights Committee: Japan

HRC session 111 (2014)

(20 August 2014, CCPR/C/JPN/CO/6, Concluding observations on sixth report, para. 25)

"The Committee observes that corporal punishment is only prohibited explicitly in schools, and expresses concern at its prevalence and social acceptance (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical steps, including through legislative measures, where appropriate, to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings. It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment, and should conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

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