Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Malta

CESCR session 033 (2004)

(26 November 2004, E/C.1/1/Add.101, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 22 and 40)

"While corporal punishment is prohibited in schools and other institutions, the Committee notes that corporal punishment within the family, in the form of ‘reasonable chastisement’, is not prohibited by law.

"The Committee encourages the State party to consider an explicit prohibition on corporal punishment within the family."

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