LGBT rights in Eritrea

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LGBT rights in Eritrea
Same-sex sexual activity legal? Illegal[1]
10 days to 3 years imprisonment[1]
Gender identity/expression -

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Eritrea face legal risks not experienced by non-LGBT citizens. Homosexual acts are illegal in Eritrea, punishable by up to 3 years in prison.

Laws against homosexuality

Homosexual acts are prohibited in Section II of the penal code from 1960. Article 600 "unnatural carnal offences" can be punished for internment for between 10 days and 3 years.[2] [3]

Recognition of same-sex relationships

Same-sex couples have no legal recognition.

Discrimination protections

There is no protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ottosson, Daniel (May 2008). State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults Page 14. International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA). Retrieved on 2009-05-05.
  2. Spartacus International Gay Guide, page 1216. Bruno Gmunder Verlag, 2007.
  3. "Eritrea", Sodomy Laws. Retrieved on 2007-04-06. 

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