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New briefing on indicators on violent punishment for the Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Initiative has produced a new briefing to promote the adoption of indicators on violent punishment for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - the 17 global goals which make up the the 2030…

African e-newsletter issue 20 now available (September 2015)

This latest edition of the African newsletter includes news of national and global campaigns and other moves towards prohibition of corporal punishment of children in Africa, as well as information from human rights monitoring bodies in Africa and beyond. We hope this newsletter will be a useful resource to support individuals and organisations campaigning to prohibit…

Caribbean Coalition for the Abolition of Corporal Punishment of Children e-newsletter issue 5 now available

The Caribbean Coalition for the Abolition of Corporal Punishment of Children (CCACPC) has released the fifth issue of its e-newsletter. Major news in the region includes the achievement of prohibition of violent punishment of children in all settings except the family home in Trinidad & Tobago and the new commitment by the Global Movement for Children to prioritise advocacy for prohibition in the…

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recommends prohibition of all corporal punishment of children

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its concluding observations on states examined at its 14th session in August/September 2015.

In its observations on Qatar, the Committee expressed concern at the legality of corporal…

Human Rights Committee recommends prohibition of all corporal punishment in the UK and in all its territories and dependencies

At its 114th session in June/July, the Human Rights Committee examined states on their implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Policital Rights - including on the obligation to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. The Committee made the following observation and recommendation in its concluding observations on the review of the UK:

“The…

States respond to recommendations to prohibit corporal punishment made at the UPR 21st session

At 29th session of the Human Rights Council, held in May/June 2015, the working group reports of states reviewed in the 21st session of the UPR in January 2015 were adopted and governments responded to the…

African e-newsletter issue 19 now available (June 2015)

This latest edition of the African newsletter includes news of campaigns and other moves towards prohibition of corporal punishment of children in Africa, as well as information on new Global Initiative resources to support campaigns in Africa and beyond. We hope this newsletter will be a useful resource to support individuals and organisations campaigning to prohibit and eliminate all corporal…

Global Initiative e-newsletter issue 31 (June 2015)

The global newsletter provides a round-up of news and developments on corporal punishment from around the world. In this edition, the Global Initiative reports on European rulings compelling Ireland, Slovenia, Belgium and the Czech Republic to prohibit all corporal punishment, progress and positive steps towards prohibition in seven states and worrying backward steps in Singapore and the Solomon…

Ireland, Slovenia, Belgium and the Czech Republic must prohibit all corporal punishment of children to comply with human rights rulings

The European Committee of Social Rights has ruled that Ireland, Slovenia, Belgium and the Czech Republic are in violation of the European Social Charter due to a lack of prohibition of all corporal punishment of children. Corporal punishment of children is lawful in the family home in all four states. In Ireland, it is also lawful in foster care, residential care settings and some childminding services.…

Progress towards prohibition in EU member states – a new briefing from the Global Initiative

Nineteen of the 28 European Union member states have enacted legislation prohibiting corporal punishment of children in all settings, including the home. More than half the EU child population is now fully legally protected from all corporal punishment, whoever the perpetrator – compared with the global figure of just one child in ten. But there is a long way to go towards achieving complete protection…

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