The Human Rights Council has adopted the final working group reports for the Universal Periodic Review’s 32nd session, which included states’ final formal responses to all recommendations extended. States can either ‘support’ (accept) or ‘note’ UPR recommendations.
- Afghanistan and Chile supported recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children.
- Slovakia supported a recommendation to “put an end” to corporal punishment in all settings.
- The Comoros noted several recommendations to prohibit all corporal punishment of children, stating that the Government believed that awareness-raising campaigns were necessary to first convince the population of the need to ban corporal punishment before being able to consider law reform.
- Uruguay supported a recommendation to implement the existing ban effectively. Prohibition of all corporal punishment of children was enacted there in 2007.
For further information:
- Read our report on the initial outcomes of the 32nd session of the Universal Periodic Review
- Visit our page on the Universal Periodic Review for more information on the review process
- See also the individual country reports of states reviewed in the 32nd session: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Chile, Comoros, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, and Yemen.
- For information on how you can support the campaign to protect all children from corporal punishment, have a look at how to Get involved.