At its 121st session in October/November 2017, the Human Rights Committee issued recommendations to states on the prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children:
- To Mauritius, the Committee expressed concern that corporal punishment was still lawful in the home, in care settings and in penal institutions and recommended its prohibition in all settings.
- In its concluding observations on Romania’s fifth report, the Committee reiterated its concern over the continued prevalence of violence against children. It recommended that Romania strengthen its efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against children, including through the enforcement of the 2004 prohibition of corporal punishment.
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.