Human Rights Committee issues recommendations on corporal punishment at 127th session

At the Human Rights Committee’s 127th session in October/November 2019, the Committee issued the following recommendations on corporal punishment of children: The Committee urged the Czech Republic to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including the home, and to continue raising awareness of the harmful effects of corporal punishment and the existence of non-violent alternatives. […]

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 […]