Article 318 criminalises “improper or unnatural” acts between persons of the same-sex with a penalty of up to five years imprisonment and a fine. Acts between men and between women are penalised under this provision.1
Types of criminalisation
- Criminalises sex between men
- Criminalises sex between women
1. Penal Code 1981, Article 318 Unnatural Acts
“(3) Without prejudice to the more serious penalties provided for in the preceding paragraphs or by articles 320 and 321 of this Code, whoever will have committed an improper or unnatural act with a person of the same sex will be punished by imprisonment of between one and five years and by a fine of 50,000 to 1,000,000 francs.” Full text.