Juvenile justice report 2015


Cruel, inhuman and degrading: ending corporal punishment in penal systems for children

Published by

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children & Save the Children

Publication date

January 2015

Type of publication





This report, published for the 2015 World Congress on Juvenile Justice, held in Geneva in January 2015, identifies the states where children may be lawfully flogged, whipped and caned under secular, religious and/or customary systems of justice. It also identifies the many immediate opportunities for achieving prohibition of these barbaric practices, and describes international and national advocacy for abolition – including medical opposition to the unethical involvement of doctors in the administration of cruel punishments.

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