Affirm by this Constitution, our will to live together in respect of ethnic, religious, regional and cultural diversity; to build a state of law and a united nation founded on public liberties and fundamental human rights, dignity of the human person, and political pluralism, on the African values of solidarity and brotherhood;
Reaffirm our commitment to the principles of human rights as defined by the Charter of the United Nations of 1945, by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights of 1981;
The freedoms and the fundamental rights are recognized and their exercise guaranteed to the citizens within the conditions and forms provided for by the Constitution and the law.
The human person is sacred and inviolable. Every individual has the right to life, to the integrity of their person, to security, to liberty, to the protection of their privacy and of their assets.
No one may be subjected, either to degrading and humiliating acts [sévices] or treatment, or to torture.
Every individual has the right to free development of their person within respect for the rights of others, of good morals and of the public order.
No one may be held in slavery or servitude.
The State recognizes to all citizens the right to work.
It guarantees to workers the just compensation for their services or for their production.
No one may be discriminated against in their work because of their origins, of their opinions, of their beliefs, of their sex or of their marital status.
Article 157. Obstacles to freedom of work
Anyone who has used violence, assault, threats or fraudulent conduct will be punished with imprisonment for six days to three years and with a fine of 25,000 francs to 500,000 francs.
Or to maintain, attempt to bring about or to maintain a concerted cessation of work, with a view to forcing the rise or fall of wages or to impair the free exercise of industry or labor.
The following shall be considered as a pimp and shall be punished by imprisonment from six months to two years and by a fine of 50,000 to 1,000,000 francs, without prejudice to any more severe penalties, if any, :
The penalty shall be imprisonment from two years to five years and a fine of from 100,000 to 2,000,000 francs in cases where, :
The offense was committed in respect of a minor;
The offense was accompanied by coercion, abuse of authority or rape;
The perpetrator was the bearer of an apparent or hidden weapon;
The perpetrator is the spouse, father, mother or guardian of the victim, teacher or hired servant of the victim or in any capacity or authority over the victim;
The perpetrator of the offense is called upon to take part in the fight against prostitution, the protection of health or the maintenance of public order.
The penalties laid down in the preceding article shall be punished by any person who has infringed upon morals, whether by exciting, generally promoting or facilitating the debauchery or corruption of the youth of either sex below the age of The age of twenty-one years or, occasionally, minors of thirteen years. The penalties provided for in articles 279, 280 and this article shall be imposed, even though the various acts which constitute the offenses were committed in Countries.
The penalties provided for in the preceding article shall be punishable by any person who directly or through an intermediary manages who runs or operates a prostitution establishment or who habitually tolerates the presence of one or more persons engaged in prostitution Prostitution inside a hotel, house club, club, circle, dance hall or place of performance or their appurtenances, or any place open to the public or used by the public, of which they are the holder, manager or servant, the same penalties are applicable to any person assisting the said holders, managers or servants. In case of new offense within a period of ten years, the penalties incurred shall be doubled.
In any case, The incriminated facts shall have occurred in an establishment referred to in the preceding paragraph, and the holder, the manager or the servant shall be convicted in accordance with the preceding article or this article, the judgement shall result in the withdrawal of the license of which the convicted person Would be beneficiary and may, moreover, pronounce the permanent or temporary closure of the establishment.
The prohibitions provided for in Article 31 may be imposed.
In any case, the guilty persons shall also be placed by the judgement or the judgement, in a state of prohibition of residence.
The attempted offenses referred to in this section shall be punished with penalties for such offenses.
Note: In June 2018, the National Assembly ratified Law 006/PR/2018 on Combatting Trafficking in Persons, which criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Article seven of Law 006/PR/2018 prescribed penalties of four to 30 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 250,000 to 5 million Central African CFA francs ($414 to $8,280).
Note: Title 5 Prohibits forced and bonded labour, prescribing fines of 50,000 to 500,000 Central African CFA francs (FCFA) ($93-$928), but not imprisonment.
Note: Prohibits recruitment of children younger than 18