Human Rights Committee: Slovakia

HRC session 118 (2016)

(22 November 2016, CCPR/C/SVK/CO/4, Concluding observations on fourth report, paras. 34 and 35)

“The Committee remains concerned that the State party’s legislation does not explicitly include a prohibition of corporal punishment in the home environment (arts. 7 and 24).

“The State party should take measures 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 the harmful effects of corporal punishment.”

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HRC session 101 (2011)

(20 April 2011, CCPR/C/SVK/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 12)

"While taking note of the fact that the current Criminal Code No. 300/2005 Coll. (as amended) criminalizes and punishes the torture and ill-treatment of children, the Committee expresses concern at the permissibility of corporal punishment in the home where it traditionally continues to be accepted and practised as a form of discipline by parents and guardians (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical steps 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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