Comoros prohibits corporal punishment in schools
In 2020 Comoros enacted prohibition of all corporal punishment in schools, under article 5 of Law No. 20-034/AU of 2020, making it the 136th state worldwide to achieve prohibition in this setting.
The amendment revised Law No. 94-035/AF of 2005 on Education Orientation, which states [unofficial translation]: “Educational institutions guarantee respect for human rights as well as physical and moral integrity. Corporal punishment, moral abuse, harassment, and all other forms of violence are prohibited in educational institutions and are sanctioned by administrative measures and/or legal proceedings.”
We are seeking further information about implementation measures to ensure that corporal punishment in schools is fully eliminated in practice.