Human Rights Committee: Ecuador

HRC session 097 (2009)

(4 November 2009, CCPR/C/ECU/CO/5, Concluding observations on fifth/sixth report, para. 14)

"While the Committee notes that the Children and Adolescents Code prohibits corporal punishment in schools, it remains concerned that corporal punishment traditionally continues to be accepted and practised as a form of discipline in the family and other contexts (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should take practical steps to put an end to corporal punishment. It should likewise encourage non-violent forms of discipline as alternatives to corporal punishment in the education system, and should conduct public information campaigns to explain its harmful effects."

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