Corporal punishment and the UPR


Corporal punishment of children and the Universal Periodic Review

Published by

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

Publication date

May 2014

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This paper was prepared for a panel discussion on “Advancing children’s rights through the Universal Periodic Review: achievements, challenges and lessons learned” in Geneva in May 2014. It considers:

  • Why corporal punishment of children should be addressed in the UPR process
  • The UPR’s record in addressing corporal punishment
  • The impact achieved to date of addressing corporal punishment in the UPR

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