Country Niger
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


Article 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of Niger adopted in 2010 includes the following provisions: No one shall be submitted to torture, to slavery or to cruel, inhuman or degrading abuse or treatments. Any individual, any agent of the State, who is found guilty of acts of torture or of cruel, inhuman or degrading abuse or treatments in the exercise of or on the occasion of the exercise of their functions, either on his own initiative or under instructions, will be punished according to the law.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Republic of Niger 2010 [VIIth Republic], UN Women Constitutional Database.

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