Eritrea LGBT Laws

Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Under the Penal Code of 1957 consensual sex between same-sex couples is unlawful [R1.1].

Art. 600. – Unnatural Carnal Offences

(1) Whosoever performs with another person of the same sex an act corresponding to the sexual act, or any other indecent act, is punishable with simple imprisonment.
(2) The provisions of Art. 597 are applicable where an infant or young person is involved.

Art.105.- Simple Imprisonment

(1) simple imprisonment is a sentence applicable to offences of a not very serious nature committed by persons who are not a serious danger to society. It is intended as a measure of safety to the general public and as a punishment to the offender. Subject to any special provision of law and without prejudice to conditional release, simple imprisonment may extend for a period of from ten days to three years; such period shall be fixed by the court.
(2) The sentence of simple imprisonment shall be served in such prison or in such section thereof as is appointed for the purpose.”

R1.1 ILGA: State-Sponsored Homophobia PDF 3.33MB, 15 MAY 13