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.
- For more information, see our detailed reports for Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Netherlands, Paraguay, and Tajikistan.
- For further information on the obligation to prohibit corporal punishment under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and to see the Committee’s recommendations in full, see the Global Initiative’s page on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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