Burkina Faso LGBT Laws

Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

The Burkina Faso Penal Code proscribes against unnatural sexual liaisons between males [R1.1].

The Penal Code of 1996 provides –

Article 410: “Any person who causes a public nuisance shall be punished with a term of imprisonment of between two months and two years and a fine of between 50,000 and 600,000 francs. Any deliberate act that is contrary to good morals and is committed in public or in a private place visible to the public and may offend the sense of decency of third parties who involuntarily witness the act shall constitute a public nuisance. However, any such act, if it is committed in private in the presence of a minor, shall constitute the offence of the indecent incitement of minors.”

Article 411: “Any act of a sexual nature that is contrary to good morals and is committed directly and deliberately on another person with or without force, compulsion or surprise, shall constitute an offence against (public) decency.” [R1.1].

R1 ILGA: “State-Sponsored Homophobia” MAY 08