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This report was submitted ahead of the the 118th session of the Human Rights Committee, for the adoption of the list of issues for Pakistan. The submission was made as part of our campaign against inhuman sentencing of children - defined to include sentences of death, life imprisonment and corporal punishment.
People may be lawfully sentenced to corporal punishment, life imprisonment and the death penalty for offences committed while under the age of 18. Law reform has gone some way to eliminating corporal punishment, but since Pakistan lifted its unofficial moratorium in relation to terrorism cases in December 2014 and all capital cases in March 2015, it has returned to carrying out the death penalty for child offenders.