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

Session 25 (2015)

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

“While appreciating the State Party for taking various legislative and administrative measures to protect children from abuse and torture, the Committee is concerned of the fact that children could still be sentenced by courts for whipping. The Committee, therefore, recommends the State Party to expedite the adoption of the General Amendment Bill as it has the effect of prohibiting child whipping and to abolish corporeal punishment in all settings and to promote alternative positive disciplining measures.”

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