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 and the Grenadines that, despite previous recommendations, corporal punishment was still lawful in all settings. It recommended that the Government put an end to corporal punishment in all settings and eliminate corporal punishment as a criminal sanction for children.


Further information

  • 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.
  • For information on how you can support the campaign to protect all children from corporal punishment, visit our Get involved page.