Human Rights Committee, session 62 (1998)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Human Rights Committee's concluding observations to states examined in session 62 (23 March - 9 April 1998)


(6 August 1998, CCPR/C/79/Add.88, Concluding observations on third report, para. 16)

"The Committee is concerned that the age criminal responsibility is still fixed at seven years, and that marriageable age is defined as the onset of puberty. The Committee further reaffirms its position that corporal punishment is prohibited under the Covenant."


(6 April 1998, CCPR/C/79/Add.89, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 21)

"The Committee is concerned about recent amendments of section 15 of the Constitution which inter alia authorize corporal punishment. The Committee reaffirms its position that corporal punishment is incompatible with article 7 of the Covenant."

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