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School CP - June 2004

Corpun file 14446, Florida, USA, 11 June 2004

Dominica Urged To Stop Child Corporal Punishment

Corporal punishment still practiced in other Caribbean countries


According to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, Dominica received a scathing report telling them to stop corporal punishment and its legal provisions.

The UN report on Child corporal punishment is having a ripple-effect in other Caribbean countries.

Guyana's government has led to an impasse between the government, parents, school-children and the teachers union. There's been a public debate over the pros and cons of beatings/corporal punishment being used as a disciplinary tool.

Both Dominica and Guyana say corporal punishment in schools should only meant to be administered after thoroughly investigating the reasons why punishment should be administered.


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