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Human Rights Committee issues recommendations on corporal punishment at latest session

At its 121st session in October/November 2017, the Human Rights Committee issued recommendations to states on the prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment of children:

  • To Mauritius, the Committee expressed concern that corporal punishment was still lawful in the home, in care settings and in penal institutions and recommended its prohibition in…

The Global Initiative is recruiting Trustees to join our Board

Are you committed to child rights and the elimination of all violence against children? The Global Initiative's current four trustees have excellent international experience in children’s rights, human rights law and child protection. We are looking to complement their skills by appointing a new Treasurer with good experience of UK charity and financial regulation, and up to three other…

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 the recommendation was supported,…

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