Article 14. Recognition of the inviolability of rights, liberties and guarantees
Article 16. The scope and meaning of rights, liberties and guarantees
Article 17. Legal enforcement
Constitutional norms regarding rights, liberties, and guarantees shall bind all public and private entities and shall be directly enforced.
Article 26. The right to life and to physical and mental integrity
Article 27. The right to liberty
Article 28. The right to liberty and personal security
Article 58. The right to work, to welfare, to holidays, and to material assistance
Article 59. The right to compensation and to security of employment
Article 60. National minimum salary and maximum limit to working hours
The State shall set national standards regarding limiting the duration of work and shall create conditions for establishing a national minimum wage for various occupations.
Article 87. Childhood
Article 148. (Pimping)
1 - Those who promote, encourage or facilitate the exercise of prostitution or sexual acts of children under 14 or persons suffering from mental incapacity, shall be punished with imprisonment for 2-8 years.
2 - If the victim is under 16 years, the penalty is imprisonment of 1 to 5 years.
3 - The penalty referred to in the preceding paragraph shall also apply if the victim person is in a situation of extreme economic necessity and the agent have taken advantage of this situation.
Article 149. (Solicitation of minor to practice sexual act abroad)
Those who solicit, transport, harbors or receives less than 16 years, orfavor conditions for the practice of this in a foreign country, of sexual acts or prostitution shall be punished with imprisonment for 2-8 years.
Article 162 (Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment)
1 - Anyone who commits acts of torture or cruel, degrading or inhuman against another person, shall be punished with imprisonment from 2 to 6 years if a more serious punishment does not fit under other law.
2 - For the purposes of this section, it is the act of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, the act by which severe pain or acute suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person that has the function of knowledge, pursuit, research, application or enforcement of penalties for offenses of any kind, or by the person exercising functions of custody, protection or surveillance of a person detained or arrested, or even by those who have, for the purpose, usurped one of those functions, in order to:
Article 163 (Aggravation)
1 - The penalty is imprisonment from 5 to 12 years if the conduct described in Article antecedent:
a) Causing serious bodily harm or mental harm to the victim;
b) is performed with particularly violent methods, vexatious or serious, including by electric shocks, systematic beatings, sexual abuse the victim or his family, mock execution or use of hallucinatory substances.
2 - The penalty is imprisonment from 8 to 15 years if the conduct resulting disease serious and incurable disease, suicide or death of the victim.
Article 268 (Genocide)
A penalty of 15 to 25 years' imprisonment shall be imposed as punishment upon anyone who, as part of the execution of a concerted plan, and with the intention of destroying, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial, religious or other group identified on the basis of some arbitrary criterion, carries out any of the following acts with respect to members of that group:
(b) deportation, enslavement, or abduction followed by disappearance;
Article 271 (Slavery)
A penalty of six to 12 years' imprisonment shall be imposed as punishment upon anyone who reduces another person to the state or condition of a slave, or who sells, transfers or buys another person, or who possesses another person with the intent of keeping that person in a state of slavery.
Article 272 (Crimes against persons subject to protection in a situation of armed conflict)
A penalty of 10 to 20 years' imprisonment shall be imposed as punishment upon anyone who, in violation of the provisions of international law, in a situation of armed conflict, carries out against any person subject to protection
(d) deportation, enslavement, or kidnapping or abduction,
(e) forced conscription into enemy armed forces,
unless some more severe penalty applies pursuant to some other legal provision.
Article 278 (Other crimes against the international community)
A penalty of one year's to three years' imprisonment shall be imposed as punishment upon anyone who, in time of war, armed conflict or occupation, carries out or orders the carrying out of any other act that constitutes a breach or violation of the provisions contained in international agreements by which Cape Verde is bound, relating to the conduct of hostilities, the protection of the injured, ailing and shipwrecked, the treatment of prisoners of war, and the protection of civilians in the event of war, armed conflict or occupation.
Article 271-A (Trafficking in Persons)
1. Whoever offers, delivers, induces, accepts, transports, accommodates or welcomes a person for sexual exploitation, labour exploitation or organ extraction:
a) by violence, kidnapping or serious threat;
b) By deception or fraudulent maneuver;
c) By abuse of authority resulting from a relationship of hierarchical, economic, work or family dependence;
d) By taking advantage of the victim's psychic incapacity or special vulnerability; or
e) By obtaining the consent of the person having control over the victim shall be punished by imprisonment of 4 to 10 years.
2. the same penalty shall be imposed on any person who, by any means, induces, transports, accommodates or accepts a minor, or delivers, offers or accepts him/her, for purposes of sexual exploitation, labour exploitation or organ extraction.
3. In the case provided for in the preceding subparagraph, if the staff member uses any of the means provided for in subparagraphs (1) or acts profitally or with intent to make a profit, he shall be punished by imprisonment of between 6 and 12 years.
4. Any person who, by payment or other consideration, offers, delivers, solicits or accepts a minor, or obtains or gives consent for his adoption, shall be punished by imprisonment from 1 to 5 years.
5. Whoever, having knowledge of the crime foreseen in numbers 1 and 2, uses the services or organs of the victim shall be punished by imprisonment from 1 to 5 years, if a more serious penalty is not applicable to him by virtue of another legal provision.
6. Whoever detains, conceals, damages or destroys identity or travel documents of a person who is a victim of a crime provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be punished by imprisonment of up to 3 years, if a more serious penalty does not fall under another legal provision
7. Victims of trafficking in persons shall not be held criminally liable for having entered the national territory illegally or for having participated in any way in illegal activities, insofar as they are the direct consequence of their situation as victim.
Article 14 Forced Labour