Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, session 46 (2011)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' concluding observations to states examined in session 46 (2-20 May 2011)


(12 July 2011, E/C.12/TUR/CO/1/Add.1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 24)

"The Committee is concerned that corporal punishment is not explicitly prohibited in the home and is practiced in schools (arts. 10 and 13).

The Committee urges the State party to adopt specific legislation prohibiting all forms of corporal punishment in the home. It further calls on the State party to raise public awareness against corporal punishment at home or in schools. In this respect, the Committee draws the attention of the State party to its recommendation on discipline in schools as contained in its general comment No. 13 (1999) on the right to education."


(1 June 2011, E/C.12/YEM/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, para. 22)

"The Committee notes with concern that corporal punishment of children may be applied as a penalty in criminal proceedings, and that it is lawful and widely used in the home and alternative care settings as a disciplinary method (art. 10).

The Committee recommends that the State party urgently adopt legislation explicitly prohibiting corporal punishment of children in all settings, including as a penalty in criminal proceedings, as well as at home and in alternative care settings."

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