Committee Against Torture: Djibouti

CAT session 047 (2011)

(22 December 2011, CAT/C/DJI/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 23)

"The Committee notes with concern that the use of corporal punishment as a disciplinary measure in the home is not prohibited, according to the interpretation of the provisions of the Criminal Code (1995), the Family Code (2002) and the Constitution (art. 16).

The State party should consider amending its Criminal Code and revised Family Code to prohibit the use of corporal punishment in all settings, including the home, and to raise public awareness of positive, participatory and non-violent forms of discipline."

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