At its 76th session in April- May 2023, the Committee Against Torture issued recommendations and observations on the prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children to Ethiopia and Slovakia.
To Ethiopia the Committee recommended:
“The State party should:
…Amend its Criminal Code and Family Code, with a view to prohibiting corporal punishment in all settings, including in the home and alternative care settings, and continue raising public awareness on positive, participatory and non-violent forms of discipline”.
To Slovakia the Committee said:
“The Committee recommends that the State party clearly and unambiguously ban the use of corporal punishment in exercising parental rights and obligations, and adopt associated awareness-raising and educational campaigns to inform the general public on the prohibition of the use of corporal punishment against children and its consequences.”
- For further information on the obligation to prohibit corporal punishment under the Convention Against Torture see End Corporal Punishment’s page on the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.