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

Brief Description

Article 6 of the Guinea, Constitution of 7 May 2010 includes the following provisions: The human being has [the] right to the free development of his personality. He has [the] right to life and to physical and moral integrity; no one may be subjected to torture, to pain [peines] or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment….
The law determines the order manifestly illegal. No one may take advantage [se prévaloir] of a received order or of an instruction to justify acts of torture, abuse [sévices] or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments committed in the exercise or on the occasion of the exercise of their functions. No situation of exception or of emergency should [ne doit] justify the violations of human rights.

Source of Information

Guinea, Constitution of 7 May 2010 , UN Women Constitutional Database.

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