States receive recommendations on corporal punishment at UPR 35

Most of the states under review at the 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review, which took place in January 2020, received recommendations on corporal punishment:

  • Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR and Turkey all received recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment and deferred their responses to June 2020.
  • Guinea-Bissau received a recommendation to eradicate corporal punishment in schools – it will respond by June 2020.
  • Kenya, which enacted a ban in 2010, supported a recommendation to prohibit corporal punishment in schools and public institutions
  • Armenia, Kuwait and Lesotho did not receive specific recommendations on corporal punishment, despite not having enacted a ban.

Spain and Sweden, which achieved prohibition respectively in 2007 and 1979, also did not receive recommendations on corporal punishment.


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