European Committee of Social Rights: Luxembourg

2015

(January 2016, Conclusions 2015)

“The Committee notes from the Global Initiative to End Corporal Punishment of Children that corporal punishment is prohibited in the home, in schools and in institutions.”

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2011

(January 2012, Conclusions 2011)

"In its previous conclusion the Committee asked whether legislation prohibited all forms of corporal punishment of children in schools, in institutions, in the home and elsewhere. In this regard it notes from another source that corporal punishment is prohibited in the home. Article 2 of the Law on Children and the Family (2008) prohibits physical violence and inhuman and degrading treatment within families and educative communities and this is interpreted as prohibiting all corporal punishment, however light, in the home. The right of paternal punishment in the Civil Code was abolished in 1939.

"According to the same source, corporal punishment has been prohibited in schools since 1845. Ministerial regulations of 24 September 1981 establish directives on internal order and discipline in secondary schools and technical secondary schools and do not allow for corporal punishment. The National Education Code (2004) explicitly prohibits corporal punishment (article 9). Corporal punishment is prohibited in all alternative care settings under the Law on Children and the Family."

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2001

(1 June 2001, Addendum to Conclusions XV-2, pages 91-94)

"The Committee wishes to know whether legislation prohibits all forms of corporal punishment of children, in schools, in institutions, in the home and elsewhere…

"The Committee defers its conclusion pending receipt of the information requested…."

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