UN censures France for abuse of children's rights

04 Feb 2016

PressTV reports that the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has censured France for failing to stop the corporal punishment of children and ill-treatment of Roma and asylum-seeking minors.  The CRC issued non-binding recommendations on Thursday, calling on the government in Paris to work more effectively to halt violence against children.  “No violence against children is justifiable,” said the CRC after a review of the state of child rights in France, urging the government in Paris “to explicitly prohibit corporal punishment in all settings, including in the family, in schools, day cares and in alternative care.”

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