Cairo Declaration on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Islamic Jurisprudence

The obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment of children is confirmed in the Cairo Declaration on the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Islamic Jurisprudence, adopted at a 2009 conference co-sponsored by the then Organisation of the Islamic Conference (now the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) in Cairo to mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

"Participants to the Conference recommend that OIC Member States prohibit all corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment or treatment of children, in all settings including within schools and within the family, linking law reform with the promotion of positive, non-violent forms of discipline."

 

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