Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, session 28 (2002)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' concluding observations to states examined in session 28 (29 April - 17 May 2002)


(5 June 2002, E/C.12/1/Add.77, Concluding observations on second report, para. 7)

"The Committee also commends the State party for the legislative measures taken to combat domestic violence and to eradicate corporal punishment in schools."

Trinidad and Tobago

(5 June 2002, E/C.12/1/Add.80, Concluding observations on second report, paras. 29 and 52)

"While the Committee welcomes the abolition of corporal punishment in schools, it is concerned at the continued resort to corporal punishment at home and for adult males in the justice system.

"The Committee calls on the State party to prohibit effectively the use of corporal punishment in all areas of life."


(5 June 2002, E/C.12/1/Add.79, Concluding observations on fourth report, para. 36)

"Given the principle of the dignity of the individual, which provides the foundation for international human rights law (see paragraph 41 of the Committee's General Comment No. 13) and in the light of article 10.1 and 10.3 of the Covenant, the Committee recommends that the physical punishment of children in families be prohibited, in line with the recommendation of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (see paragraph 31 of the 1995 concluding observations of that Committee (CRC/C/15/Add.34))."

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