The human rights imperative to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment of children

Prohibition of all corporal punishment of children is required by international law: there is overwhelming consensus that children have a right to legal protection from all corporal punishment, in all settings including the family home.

The details of international and regional human rights instruments given in this section can be used to promote prohibition in any state or territory. In addition, recommendations made to individual states under international human rights mechanisms can provide particular opportunities for national advocacy on the issue. All recommendations concerning corporal punishment are included in the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children's state and territory reports

The Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children systematically briefs all treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on corporal punishment of children in every state being examined. CCACPC aims to support national NGOs in making submissions to treaty bodies and under the UPR and in following up on recommendations received. For more information, contact us. Details of recent and forthcoming treaty body and UPR examinations are given in the CCACPC newsletter.