The right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel and degrading forms of punishment General Comment No 8

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The right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel and degrading forms of punishment General Comment No 8

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The right of the child to protection from corporal punishment

Contributors

Author: United Nations, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Publisher: UN High Comission for Human Rights

Date: 2006

Geographic Coverage: International

Type of Resource: Law (International, Regional and/or Domestic)

Sector/setting: Other

Vulnerable groups: Other

Developed with children and young people? Not Specified

Type of participation: Unknown

Availability: Open Access

Keywords: Article 12, Teaching, Caring, Child, Convention, Human Right, Object of Concern, Parents, Participation, Possession, Respect children, Styles of Parenting

Introduction

The Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international human rights instruments recognize the right of the child to respect for the child’s human dignity and physical integrity and equal protection under the law. The Committee is issuing this general comment to highlight the obligation of all States parties to move quickly to prohibit and eliminate all corporal punishment and all other cruel or degrading forms of punishment of children and to outline the legislative and other awareness-raising and educational measures that States must take.