Human Rights Committee: Tajikistan

HRC session 084 (2005)

(18 July 2005, CCPR/CO/84/TJK, Concluding observations on initial report, para. 23)

"The Committee is concerned about reports of persistent recourse to corporal punishment as a means of discipline in schools (art. 24).

The State party should take the necessary measures to prohibit this practice."

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HRC session 108 (2013)

(22 August 2013, CCPR/C/TJK/CO/2, Concluding observations on second report, para. 15)

"The Committee expresses concern that corporal punishment is not explicitly prohibited in schools, and continues to be accepted and practised as a form of discipline by parents and guardians (arts. 7 and 24).

The State party should pursue its intention as stated during the dialogue and amend the Education Act (2004) to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in schools. The State party should also take practical steps 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 conduct public information campaigns to raise awareness about its harmful effects."

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