Update: 05.05.2014

International feedback: corporal punishment

In the following we have chosen some citations on the subject. At the end of each original citation you can find the source with a link to the complete text of the citation.

Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

«Increase its efforts to carry out public-awareness campaigns on the negative effects of violence against children, especially corporal punishment (Iran (Islamic Republic of));»

Committee against Torture CAT

«The State party should specifically prohibit corporal punishment in its legislation. To that end, the Committee urges the State party to relaunch the 06.419 Vermont-Mangold parliamentary initiative, aimed at enacting legislation to protect children from corporal punishment and other affronts to their dignity, which was shelved by Parliament. The Committee also calls upon the State party to carry out public-awareness campaigns on the negative effects of violence against children, especially corporal punishment.»

Committee on the Rights of the Child CRC

«The Committee recommends that the State party explicitly prohibit all practices of corporal punishment in the family, schools and in institutions and conductinformation campaigns targeting, among others, parents, children, law enforcementand judicial officials and teachers, explaining children’s rights in this regard and encouraging the use of alternative forms of discipline in a manner consistent with thechild’s human dignity and in conformity with the Convention, especially articles 19 and 28,paragraph 2.»

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