Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women issues recommendations on corporal punishment

For its 72nd session in March 2019, the Committee issued the following recommendations on corporal punishment:  To Antigua and Barbuda, the Committee expressed concern over the widespread practical and cultural acceptance of corporal punishment in schools. The Committee issued its first recommendation on the issue, recommending that the state explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in schools and provide education and training for teachers and parents […]

Committee on the Rights of the Child issues recommendations on corporal punishment

For its 84th session in March 2020, the Committee on the Rights of the Child travelled to Samoa to hold its first session outside Geneva. The Committee made recommendations on corporal punishment of children to all states examined: To the Cook Islands, the Committee expressed concern that corporal punishment is still legal in some settings, […]

Human Rights Council’s 43rd session adopts final reports for UPR 34

During its 43rd session, the Human Rights Council adopted the final working group reports for the Universal Periodic Review’s 34th session, which included states’ final formal responses to all recommendations extended. States can either ‘support’ (accept) or ‘note’ UPR recommendations: Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kazakhstan supported recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Iraq […]

Committee on the Rights of the Child issues recommendations on corporal punishment

During its 83rd session in January/February 2020, the Committee on the Rights of the Child made recommendations on corporal punishment of children to all states examined: To Belarus, the Committee called on the state to take urgent measures to tackle corporal punishment of children. It recommended that Belarus explicitly prohibit corporal punishment, in law and […]