Human Rights Committee: Bulgaria

HRC session 102 (2011)

(19 August 2011, CCPR/C/BGR/CO/3, Concluding observations on third report, para. 14)

"While welcoming the fact that corporal punishment is unlawful in the home, schools, penal system, alternative care settings and situations of employment, the Committee is concerned that children are still victims of such practices and that no information is available on the judicial prosecution of such practices (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical measures to put an end to corporal punishment in all settings. It should encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment and should continue with public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

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