Committee Against Torture issues recommendations

At its 66th and 67th sessions in 2019, the Committee Against Torture issued recommendations and observations on corporal punishment of children to South Africa, Bangladesh and Togo. Further information Read the Global Initiative’s individual country reports for Bangladesh, South Africa and Togo. For further information on the obligation to prohibit corporal punishment under the Convention Against […]

European Committee issues recommendations on corporal punishment

The 2019 Conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights were published earlier this year. The Committee issued a total of 36 recommendations or observations on corporal punishment of children to the states examined during that session, including 11 states which are yet to enact a ban of all corporal punishment in their legislation: Armenia, […]

CEDAW issues recommendations on corporal punishment at 73rd session

For its 73rd session in July 2019, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women issued the following recommendations on corporal punishment: To Cabo Verde, which enacted a full ban in 2013, the Committee called upon the state to implement its national plan and develop measures to end corporal punishment in schools. To Guyana, […]

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 […]