Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Algeria

CESCR session 044 (2010)

(7 June 2010, E/C.12/DZA/CO/4, Concluding observations on third/fourth report, para. 15)

"The Committee is concerned that violence against women, including spousal abuse, continues to be a widespread problem in the State party. The Committee is also concerned that domestic legislation does not contain specific provisions prohibiting and criminalizing domestic violence, including marital rape, and that corporal punishment of children within the family and alternative care settings is not prohibited (art. 10).

The Committee recommends that the State party amend legislation, including the Penal Code, to prohibit and criminalize domestic violence, including marital rape, and prohibit corporal punishment of children within the family and alternative care settings."

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