Namibia prohibits corporal punishment in alternative care

The Global Initiative welcomes the entry into force of the Child Care and Protection Act 2015 in January 2019 by notice in the gazette. The Child Care and Protection Act 2015 replaces the Children’s Act No. 33 1960, repealing the statutory right of parents to “punish and to exercise discipline” and prohibiting corporal punishment of […]

States receive recommendations on corporal punishment at UPR 33

Most of the states under review at the 33rd session of the Universal Periodic Review, which took place in May 2019, received recommendations on corporal punishment: Bhutan received several recommendations on corporal punishment of children. The Government supported a recommendation to eradicate corporal punishment in homes and schools and a recommendation to prohibit all forms […]