misgivings, unshared by domestic courts, which the Committee seem to have regarding corporal punishment.
UK law and practice largely comply with Articles 23 and 24 of the ICCPR. As has been pointed out, potential problems do arise in specific areas, such as inadequate 'protection' for unmarried and homosexual 'families', non-recognition of de jure polygamous marriages of women, and insufficient child-care provision. However, in the absence of more specific interpretation of Articles 23 and 24 by the Committee, it is difficult to pinpoint outright violations of the Covenant in this respect. Similarly, it is uncertain whether such corporal punishment of children as is still permitted is consistent with Article 7.