Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, session 13 (2015)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' concluding observations to states examined in session 13 (25 March - 13 April 2015)

Cook Islands

(17 April 2015, CRPD/C/COK/CO/1 Advance Unedited Version, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 31 and 32)

"The Committee is concerned that current law authorises the use of force against children with disabilities ‘by way of correction’.

"The Committee recommends that the State party replace laws to prohibit all corporal punishment so children with disabilities are legally protected from all punitive assault including in the home."

In this session

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