Human Rights Committee: Mauritania

HRC session 109 (2013)

(21 November 2013, CCPR/C/MRT/CO/1, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 16 (as at 2 December in French only)

"While noting the State party's adoption of Ordinance No. 2005-015 of 5 December 2005 on the judicial protection of the child, the Committee is concerned that corporal punishment of children in the State party continue and are not explicitly prohibited by law (art. 7 and 24).

The State party should take effective measures to end the practice of corporal punishment in all circumstances. It should encourage the use of non-violent discipline as an alternative to corporal punishment and conduct information to raise awareness of the harmful consequences of such violence campaigns."

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