Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, session 39 (2007)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' concluding observations to states examined in session 39 (5-23 November 2007)

Belgium

(3 December 2007, E/C.12/BEL/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, paras. 19 and 33)

"The Committee notes that corporal punishment of children within the family has not yet been included in the Criminal Code as a specific offence.

"The Committee recommends that the State party adopt specific legislation prohibiting all forms of corporal punishment of children within the family."

Costa Rica

(4 December 2007, E/C.12/CRI/CO/4, Concluding observations on combined second, third and fourth report, paras. 23 and 44)

"The Committee is concerned about the fact that corporal punishment within the family, in the form of 'moderate correction', is still allowed under article 143 of the State party’s Family Code.

"The Committee encourages the State party to expedite the adoption of currently existing proposals to amend article 143 of the Family Code and the law providing for an explicit prohibition of all corporal punishment that is currently under consideration."

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