Human Rights Committee: Maldives

HRC session 105 (2012)

(31 August 2012, CCPR/C/MDV/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 16)

"The Committee is concerned at reported cases of corporal punishment of children in schools. The Committee is also concerned that flogging can be administered to persons for certain offences prescribed by the Sharia law (art. 7).

The State should abolish flogging. It should also explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all institutional settings."

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