Bahrain commits to enacting prohibition of all corporal punishment

During its third cycle Universal Periodic Review, Bahrain received a recommendation to legally prohibit corporal punishment of children in all settings, including in the home, and to repeal all legal defences to its use. The Government responded to this recommendation ahead of the Human Rights Council’s 36th session and we are now able to confirm that […]

Indonesia commits to achieving prohibition of corporal punishment at the 27th UPR session

The 27th session of the Universal Periodic Review, which introduced the mechanism’s third cycle, closed on 12 May 2017. Fourteen states were reviewed on their overall human rights record and ten states received recommendations relating to corporal punishment: The Governments of Ecuador and Indonesia supported recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings. This represents a new commitment to […]

New handbook for multi-religious gatherings marks 10th anniversary of the Kyoto Declaration

Ahead of Universal Children’s Day (20 November), the Global Initiative, Save the Children and the Churches’ Network for Non-violence are delighted to launch Ending corporal punishment of children – a handbook for multi-religious gatherings, marking the 10th anniversaries of the UN Study on Violence against Children and A Multi-religious Commitment to End Violence against Children – Kyoto Declaration. This substantial resource […]

Mongolia becomes 49th state to prohibit all corporal punishment

Mongolia has enacted new legislation prohibiting all corporal punishment of children, including in the home. In February 2016, the Mongolian Parliament – the State Great Hural – passed the Law on Child Protection 2016 and the Law on the Rights of Children 2016, which confirm children’s right to protection from all corporal punishment, explicitly prohibit […]