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Report No. 273

(iii) Corporal Punishment

2.43 Corporal punishment is a cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment that violates the prohibition of torture. The Human Rights Committee has held that corporal punishment is prohibited by Article 7 of the Covenant49 . The African Commission has ruled that corporal punishment violates human right to dignity.50

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