Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Costa Rica

CESCR session 039 (2007)

(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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