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Committee Against Torture recommends prohibition at latest session

At the Committee Against Torture’s 62nd session in November/December 2017, the Committee extended recommendations on corporal punishment to two states:

  • To Rwanda, the Committee expressed concern at the reports of frequent beatings suffered by detainees in penal institutions. It recommended that the Government monitor disciplinary practices inside prisons…

CEDAW recommends prohibition at 68th session

At the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women’s 68th session, recommendations and observations on corporal punishment were issued to states under review:

  • To Kuwait, the Committee expressed concern about the Penal Code provision allowing parents to physically discipline their child and recommended its repeal.
  • To Singapore,…

Global report tracking progress to December 2017 is out now!

As another big year in the journey to end all corporal punishment of children comes to a close, the Global Initiative, in collaboration with Save the Children Sweden, is delighted to present our annual global report tracking progress towards universal prohibition and elimination of corporal punishment to December 2017. The report, Ending…

Ghana commits to prohibiting all corporal punishment at UPR’s 28th session

During the 28th session of the Universal Periodic Review in November 2017, the human rights record of the following fourteen states were reviewed:

  • Ghana accepted recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, making a clear commitment to enacting law reform. Recent governmental declarations have confirmed this commitment, particularly…

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