Children with disabilities briefing 2014


Corporal punishment and children with disabilities briefing

Published by

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

Publication date

December 2014

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Highlighting the importance of the issue for children with disabilities, this briefing emphasises that children with disabilities are at increased risk of experiencing corporal punishment and underlines the human rights imperative to prohibit all violent punishment of children. Originally published in September 2012, this updated version contains messages of support from Maria Soledad Cisternas Reyes, Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Catalina Devandas Aguilar, the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

The briefing calls on all those working for the rights of people with disabilities to highlight to governments their obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment and to incorporate the issue of corporal punishment in their work on related topics.

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