Committee Against Torture issues recommendations to Australia, Somalia and Uganda

At its 75th session in October- November 2022, the Committee Against Torture issued recommendations and observations on the prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children to Australia, Somalia and Uganda.

Find out more about the recommendations in our individual country reports for Australia, Somalia and Uganda.



In May 2022, during the 90th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Government of Somalia confirmed that its Child Rights Bill includes provisions which aim to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including in the home. The Child Rights Bill is currently under review.


Further information

The recommendations to Australia were widely covered in the media, including in this news article.