Committee on the Rights of the Child: Greece

Session 060 (2012)

(13 August 2012, CRC/C/GRC/CO/2-3, Concluding observations on second/third report, para. 3)

"The Committee notes with appreciation the adoption of the following legislative measures: …

d) Law No. 3500/2006 on domestic violence, which also prohibits corporal punishment…."

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Session 029 (2002)

(1 Feb 2002, CRC/C/15/Add.170, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 42 and 43)

"The Committee is concerned that:

a) as indicated in the State party’s report, about 60 per cent of parents practice corporal punishment of children;

b) although corporal punishment is prohibited by law in schools, it is not prohibited in the family.

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

a) prohibit all forms of violence against children, including corporal punishment, by law in all contexts, including in the family;

b) undertake education and awareness campaigns to inform, among others, teachers, parents and medical and law enforcement personnel about the harm of violence, including corporal punishment, and about alternative, nonviolent, forms of educating children."

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