Committee on the Rights of the Child, session 6 (1994)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on the Rights of the Child's concluding observations to states examined in the 6th session


(25 April 1994, CRC/C/15/Add.20, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 24)

"The Committee would also like to suggest that further awareness-raising and educational measures be undertaken to prevent child abuse and the physical punishment of children."


(25 April 1994, CRC/C/15/Add.18, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 12 and 23)

"… the Committee notes the non-compatibility of certain areas of national legislation with the provisions and principles of the Convention, including the punishment of flogging and the death penalty and life imprisonment for children below the age of 18.

"The hope is … expressed that … the State party will take into account the Committee’s concerns, particularly its recommendations with regard to the abolition of flogging and capital punishment for children under the age of 18…."