Human Rights Committee issues recommendation on corporal punishment at 126th session

At the Human Rights Committee’s 126th session earlier in 2019, the Committee issued a recommendation on corporal punishment of children: To Mauritania, the Committee urged the State to repeal provisions within the Criminal Code which allow physical punishment as a sentence for a crime.   Further information For more information, see our detailed reports for Equatorial Guinea, […]

Human Rights Council’s 42nd session adopts final reports for UPR 33

During its 42nd session, the Human Rights Council adopted the final working group reports for the Universal Periodic Review’s 33rd session, which included states’ final formal responses to all recommendations extended. States can either ‘support’ (accept) or ‘note’ UPR recommendations: DPR Korea, DR Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Qatar supported recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Bhutan […]

Human Rights Committee issues recommendation on corporal punishment

At the Human Rights Committee’s 125th session earlier in 2019, the Committee issued recommendations on corporal punishment of children: To Angola and to Niger, the Committee recommended that the Government take practical steps, including through legislative measures, to put an end to all forms of corporal punishment in all settings. The Committee expressed concern to St Vincent […]

Human Rights Council’s 41st session adopts final reports for UPR 32

The Human Rights Council has adopted the final working group reports for the Universal Periodic Review’s 32nd session, which included states’ final formal responses to all recommendations extended. States can either ‘support’ (accept) or ‘note’ UPR recommendations. Afghanistan and Chile supported recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Slovakia supported a recommendation to “put an […]

Committee on the Rights of the Child makes recommendations on corporal punishment at 82nd session

The Committee on the Rights of the Child made recommendations on corporal punishment of children to all states examined during the 82nd session: For Australia, the Committee recalled their previous recommendation to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in law in all settings and to repeal the legal defence of “reasonable chastisement”. It also recommended that awareness-raising […]