Human Rights Committee: Equatorial Guinea

HRC session 079 (2003)

(30 July 2004, CCPR/CO/79/GNQ, Concluding observations in the absence of a report, para. 10)

"The Committee notes with concern the lack of protection for children, whether indigenous or from neighbouring countries, in the areas of health, work and education, as borne out in the latter field by the low levels of education, the repeater and dropout rates and the low tax expenditure per pupil. It is also concerned by the corporal punishment inflicted on children, allegedly as a remedial measure, and by the prostitution of young girls.

The State party should, in conformity with articles 24 and 7 of the Covenant, put into practice child protection programmes in the above-mentioned areas."

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