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.
- 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 35th session: Armenia, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.
- For information on how you can support the campaign to protect all children from corporal punishment, have a look at how to get involved.