Committee Against Torture: Serbia

CAT session 041 (2008)

(19 January 2009, CAT/C/SRB/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 20)

"The Committee notes that corporal punishment of children is not explicitly prohibited in all settings and that it is a common and accepted means of childrearing (art. 16).

The State party, taking into account the recommendation in the United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children, should adopt and implement legislation prohibiting corporal punishment in all settings, including the family, supported by the necessary awareness-raising and public education measures."

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