Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Rwanda

CESCR session 050 (2013)

(10 June 2013, E/C.12/RWA/CO/2-4, Concluding observations on second to fourth report, para. 21)

"The Committee notes that the Law No. 54/2011 of 14 December 2011 relating to the rights and the protection of children has abolished corporal punishment in all settings, but it remains concerned that the 'right of correction' set out in the Civil Code may be misinterpreted and allow for corporal punishment (art. 10).

The Committee recommends that the State party ensure that the Law No. 54/2011 of 14 December 2011 and the Civil Code fully abolish corporal punishment of any kind in all settings without exception."

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