Committee Against Torture: Estonia

CAT session 050 (2013)

(17 June 2013, CAT/C/EST/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth report, para. 21)

"While taking note that corporal punishment is unlawful in schools and in the penal system, the Committee is concerned by the absence of legislation which explicitly prohibits corporal punishment in all settings (arts. 2 and 16).

The Committee recommends that the Child Protection Act be amended to prohibit explicitly corporal punishment of children in all settings, including at home and in alternative care settings, as an offence under the law."

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