Other international human rights standards

United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice (the “Beijing Rules”)

Rule 17.3 “Juveniles shall not be subject to corporal punishment.”

United Nations Rules for the Protection of Juveniles Deprived of their Liberty

Rule 67: “...all disciplinary measures constituting cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment shall be strictly prohibited, including corporal punishment....”

United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (“Riyadh Guidelines”)

Para. 21 "Education systems should, in addition to their academic and vocational training activities, devote particular attention to the following: ... (h) avoidance of harsh disciplinary measures, particularly corporal punishment”

Para. 54 “No child or young person should be subjected to harsh or degrading correction or punishment measures at home, in schools or in any other institutions.”

Guiding Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education ("Abidjan principles")

Para. 55 “The minimum standards [applicable to private instructional educational institutions] should address the following dimensions ... (h) discipline and the prohibition of corporal punishment"

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