Committee Against Torture recommends prohibition at 63rd session

The Committee Against Torture held its 63rd session in April-May 2018 and issued recommendations on corporal punishment of children: To Belarus, the Committee expressed concern at the levels of violence against children in institutions, and regretted that there was no explicit prohibition of all corporal punishment of children. It recommended a clear and explicit prohibition […]

States receive recommendations to prohibit at UPR’s 30th session

The Universal Periodic Review’s 30th session came to an end in May 2018. Fourteen states underwent their third cycle examination, with all but two receiving recommendations on corporal punishment of children: Bangladesh renewed its commitment to enacting prohibition by supporting several recommendations to do so. Uzbekistan also supported a recommendation to prohibit corporal punishment of […]

CRPD recommends prohibition to states at latest session

At its 19th session in February-March 2018, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issued recommendations on corporal punishment to the most of the states reviewed. The Committee also adopted General Comment No. 6 on “Equality and non-discrimination” which reiterated states’ obligation to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings. To Haiti, the Committee expressed concern that children […]

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recommends prohibition in new General Comment

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted General Comment No.6 (2018) on “Article 5: Equality and non-discrimination” at its 19th session, held in February – March 2018. Following on from General Comment No.4 (2014) on “Article 24: Right to inclusive education”, in which the Committee made clear that States parties must prohibit all forms of corporal […]

CEDAW issues recommendations on corporal punishment

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women held its 69th session in February – March 2018 and issued recommendations on corporal punishment to the following states: To Suriname, the Committee consistently expressed concern at the legality of corporal punishment during the examination and recommended that the Government adopt legislation to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in […]

Global newsletter (issue 39) is out now!

The Global Initiative’s quarterly global newsletter provides a round-up of news and developments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this latest edition, we report on: International meetings and conferences, moves towards prohibition in El Salvador, France, Mexico, Philippines, Seychelles, UK and USunder the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, and our global […]

States respond to UPR recommendations on corporal punishment

The Human Rights Council held its 37th session in March 2018 and adopted final working group reports of states examined during the 28th session of the Universal Periodic Review.  States which had left their responses to recommendations pending were under the obligation to either ‘support’ (accept) or ‘note’ them before the start of the session. The meaning […]

Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends prohibition at 77th session

The Committee on the Rights of the Child, at its 77th session held in January 2018, examined eight states on their implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: To Guatemala, the Committee expressed concern about the use of corporal punishment in care institutions and recommended that the Government expedite the adoption of the Bill No. […]

New report tracks progress in Pathfinding countries

The Agenda 2030 for Children: End Violence Solutions Summit takes place in Stockholm, Sweden, this week on 14-15 February 2018. Ahead of the Summit, the Global Initiative is delighted to present a new report tracking progress on ending corporal punishment of children in Pathfinding countries. These countries have committed to three to five years of accelerated action towards target 16.2 […]