Solomon Islands LGBT Laws

HIV, Aids Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

On 06 February 2009, it was reported that HIV-positive people were banned from or had limited the right of entry to the Solomon Islands [R1.1].

R1.1 PinkNews: Russian Activists Call for End to Restrictions on HIV+ Visitors 06 FEB 09
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Consensual sex between same-sex couples is unlawful [R1.2]

The Penal Code Cap 26 (Revised Edition 1996) [L1.1] provides –

Section 160. Unnatural offences

Any person who-

(a) commits buggery with another person or with an animal; or
(b) permits a male person to commit buggery with him or her,

shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be liable to imprisonment for fourteen years.

Section 161. Attempts to commit unnatural offences

Any person who attempts to commit any of the offences specified in the last preceding section, or who is guilty of any assault with intent to commit the same, or any indecent assault indecent assaults upon any male person shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be liable to imprisonment for seven years.

Section 162. Indecent practices between persons of the same sex (Inserted by Act 9 of 1990, s. 2)

Any person who, whether in public or private –

(a) commits any act of gross indecency with another of the same sex;
(b) procures another of the same sex to commit any act of gross indecency; or
(c) attempts to procure the commission of any act of gross indecency by persons of the same sex,

shall be guilty of a felony and be liable to imprisonment for five years [L1.1].

R1.2 ILGA: State-sponsored Homophobia at p22, 3.33MB, PDF 15 MAY 13
L1.1 PacLII: Penal Code [Cap 26] (Accessed 09 July 13)