Committee on the Rights of the Child, session 11 (1996)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on the Rights of the Child's concluding observations to states examined in the 11th session

Republic of Korea

(13 February 1996, CRC/C/15/Add.51, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 15 and 22)

"… With regard to child abuse and domestic violence, the Committee is concerned at the lack of preventive policies and of adequate reporting mechanisms. Abandonment of children, the high rate of child headed families and the persistence of corporal punishment, widely envisaged by parents and teachers as an educational measure, are other subjects of concern to the Committee.

"… The Committee particularly recommends that legislative measures be adopted with a view to … clearly prohibiting any form of corporal punishment…."