oa Article 19 - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights calls on States to prohibit corporal punishment : international developments

Volume 5, Issue 2
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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter ''the Commission'') recently released a new thematic document, ''The Report on Corporal Punishment and Human Rights of Children and Adolescents''. In this report, the Commission calls on Member States of the Organisation of American States (''OAS'') to prohibit and eliminate all forms of corporal punishment of children. It recommends that specific actions be taken to ensure the progressive realisation and protection of children and adolescents' human rights.

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