Committee on the Rights of the Child: Solomon Islands

Session 033 (2003)

(2 July 2003, CRC/C/15/Add.208, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 30 and 31)

"The Committee is concerned that:

a) corporal punishment is widely practised in the family, schools and other institutions such as prisons and in alternative care contexts;

b) there is insufficient knowledge about ill-treatment of children, including on the part of State agents;

c) acts of violations against the mother and/or other members of the family frequently take place in the presence of children.

"The Committee recommends that the State party:

a) take all legislative and other measures to prohibit all forms of physical and mental violence, including corporal punishment, against children in the family, schools, and in all other contexts;

b) conduct a study to assess the nature and extent of ill-treatment of children, and design policies and programmes to address it, including with international cooperation;

c) carry out public education campaigns about the negative consequences of ill-treatment of children and promote positive, non-violent forms of discipline as an alternative to corporal punishment.…"

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