Country Papua New Guinea
Year 2014
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Section 36 of the Constitution adopted in 1975, and amended in 2014, includes the following provisions: (1) No person shall be submitted to torture (whether physical or mental), or to treatment or punishment that is cruel or otherwise inhuman, or is inconsistent with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.

Source of Information

Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea 1975 (amended in 2014), UN Women Constitutional Database

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