Human Rights Committee issues recommendation on prohibition at 123rd session

At its 123rd session in July 2018, the Human Rights Committee examined states on their implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and issued recommendations and observations on corporal punishment of children:

  • To Liberia, the Committee expressed concern at the fact that corporal punishment is not prohibited in all settings and recommended that Liberia take “practical steps, including through legislative measures, where appropriate, to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings.” During the dialogue with the Committee, the Government delegation mentioned that its efforts to repeal provisions authorising corporal punishment had been met with resistance at the community level and that “time was needed to raise public awareness in that regard”.
  • The Committee welcomed the prohibition enacted in 2017 in Lithuania.


For further details, see the Global Initiative’s individual country reports for Liberia and Lithuania.

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.