African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: Gabon

Session 26 (2015)

([November 2015], Concluding observations on initial report, para. 26)

“The Committee welcomes the enactment of the 2008 Law on Sexual Violence and Female Gentile Mutilation. However, it is noted that violence and abuse against children is predominant within the family. Therefore, the Committee recommends the State Party to ban corporeal punishment in all settings. Moreover, the Committee recommends the State Party to put in place a child friendly and accessible reporting and rehabilitation mechanism for child victims.”

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