Human Rights Committee: Yemen

HRC session 104 (2012)

(23 April 2012, CCPR/C/YEM/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, para. 20)

"The Committee is concerned about the legality of corporal punishment as a form of criminal sanction, which includes flogging, amputation and stoning. The Committee is also concerned about reports of corporal punishments against children outside judicial spheres such as within the family and in schools (arts. 6, 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical steps to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings. It should encourage nonviolent 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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HRC session 084 (2005)

(9 August 2005, CCPR/CO/84/YEM, Concluding observations on fourth report, para. 16)

"The Committee reiterates its deep concern that corporal punishments such as flogging, and in a few cases even amputation of limbs, are still prescribed by law and practised in the State party, in violation of article 7 of the Covenant.

The State Party should immediately put an end to such practices and modify its legislation accordingly, in order to ensure its full compatibility with the Covenant."

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HRC session 075 (2002)

(26 July 2002, CCPR/CO/75/YEM, Concluding observations on third report, para. 16)

"The Committee is extremely concerned to find that amputation and flagellation, and in general corporal punishment are still prescribed by law and practised, contrary to article 7 of the Covenant.

The State party should take appropriate measures to put an end to such practices and to ensure respect for the provisions of the Covenant."

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HRC session 053 (1995)

(3 October 1995, CCPR/C/79/Add.51; A/50/40, paras. 242-265, Concluding observations on second report, paras. 256 and 262)

"… The Committee is also deeply concerned about the maintenance of corporal punishments like amputation of limbs and whipping, which is in violation of article 7 of the Covenant.

"… The Committee recommends that the Government take the initiative for the total abolishment of corporal punishment."

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