States receive recommendations on corporal punishment at UPR 33

Most of the states under review at the 33rd session of the Universal Periodic Review, which took place in May 2019, received recommendations on corporal punishment: Bhutan received several recommendations on corporal punishment of children. The Government supported a recommendation to eradicate corporal punishment in homes and schools and a recommendation to prohibit all forms […]

Japan takes steps towards prohibiting corporal punishment of children

The Global Initiative welcomes the amendments adopted in the Diet on 19 June 2019 as an important step towards fulfilling children’s right to be protected from all corporal punishment. The legislation adopted amends article 14(1) of the Child Abuse Prevention Law 2000 to state (unofficial translation): A person who exercises parental authority over a child […]

Human Rights Council’s 40th session adopts final reports for UPR 31

The Human Rights Council has adopted the final working group reports for the Universal Periodic Review’s 31st session, which included states’ formal responses to all recommendations extended. States can either ‘support’ (accept) or ‘note’ UPR recommendations. China, Mauritius and Mexico supported recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Malaysia noted several recommendations on the abolition […]