Committee on the Rights of the Child: Bahamas

Session 038 (2005)

(31 March 2005, CRC/C/15/Add.253, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 35 and 36)

"The Committee expresses its concern at the fact that corporal punishment is still widely practised in the family, in schools, and in institutions, and that domestic legislation does not explicitly prohibit its use.

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

a) expressly prohibit corporal punishment by law in the family, schools and other institutions; and

b) conduct awareness-raising campaigns to ensure that alternative forms of discipline are administrated in a manner consistent with the child’s human dignity and in conformity with the Convention, especially article 28, paragraph 2."

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