Human Rights Committee: United Republic of Tanzania

HRC session 096 (2009)

(6 August 2009, CCPR/C/TZA/CO/4, Concluding observations on fourth report, para. 16)

"While noting the pilot studies on best practice, which are carried out in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund in schools in which caning is not applied, the Committee reiterates its concern that corporal punishment is still available as part of judicial sentences and is permitted within the education system, and that it continues to be applied in practice. (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take measures towards the abolition of corporal punishment as a lawful sanction. It should also promote non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment within the educational system and carry out public information campaigns about its harmful impact."

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HRC session 063 (1998)

(18 August 1998, CCPR/C/79/Add.97, Concluding observations on third report, para. 16)

"The Committee notes with approval the Nyalali Commission’s recommendation to abolish corporal punishment as a judicial sentence; such penalty should also be precluded for offences against prison regulations and children should no longer be subjected to corporal punishment in schools (art.7)."

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