Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends prohibition in all settings and full implementation and enforcement of the law

The Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its concluding observations on states examined at its 70th session in September/October 2015. To Bangladesh, the Committee noted the High Court directive to the Government in 2011 to ban all corporal punishment of children and recommended that this be accompanied by the promotion of positive, non-violent, participatory […]

Progress and delay in Africa – updated briefing from the Global Initiative

Seven African states have achieved prohibition of corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home, and recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children have been accepted by 17 African states. On the other hand, 25% of Africa’s children live in states where corporal punishment is not fully prohibited in any setting. These facts […]

New briefing on indicators on violent punishment for the Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Initiative has produced a new briefing to promote the adoption of indicators on violent punishment for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the 17 global goals which make up the the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was formally adopted at a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly held in New York on 25-27 September 2015. Ending […]

African e-newsletter issue 20 now available (September 2015)

This latest edition of the African newsletter includes news of national and global campaigns and other moves towards prohibition of corporal punishment of children in Africa, as well as information from human rights monitoring bodies in Africa and beyond. We hope this newsletter will be a useful resource to support individuals and organisations campaigning to […]

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recommends prohibition of all corporal punishment of children

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its concluding observations on states examined at its 14thsession in August/September 2015. In its observations on Qatar, the Committee expressed concern at the legality of corporal punishment and the lack of information on how it affects children with disabilities in the home and other settings. […]

Human Rights Committee recommends prohibition of all corporal punishment in the UK and in all its territories and dependencies

At its 114th session in June/July, the Human Rights Committee examined states on their implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Policital Rights – including on the obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. The Committee made the following observation and recommendation in its concluding observations on the review of the UK: “The Committee […]