Most of the states under review at the 34th session of the Universal Periodic Review, which took place in November 2019, received recommendations on corporal punishment:
- Fiji, Gambia and Madagascar all supported recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment of children.
- Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Kazakhstan all received recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings and deferred their responses to March 2020.
- Slovenia, which enacted a ban in 2016, deferring responding to a recommendation to raise awareness of the harmful effects of corporal punishment and the existence of alternative non-violent forms of discipline.
- El Salvador and Italy did not receive specific recommendations on corporal punishment, despite not having enacted a ban.
Bolivia and San Marino, which both achieved prohibition in 2014, also did not receive recommendations on corporal punishment.
- Visit our page on the Universal Periodic Review for more information on the review process
- See also the individual country reports of states reviewed in the 34th session: Angola, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Gambia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, San Marino and Slovenia.
- For information on how you can support the campaign to protect all children from corporal punishment, have a look at how to get involved.