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Prohibiting corporal punishment of children – A guide to legal reform and other measures

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Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

‘A guide to legal reform and other measures’ is a Global Initiative publication that details the legislative measures states should adopt to meet their obligations to prohibit all corporal punishment under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Building on the advice given by the Committee on the Rights of the Child in its General Comment No. 8 (2006) on the right of the child to protection from corporal punishment and other cruel or degrading forms of punishment, the handbook provides examples of legislation – in the home, schools, juvenile justice systems and alternative care settings – which would ensure that children are given the same protection from assault that adults enjoy.

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