Entry #1318: Homosexual activity in Namibia

Current Version

RegionNamibia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusMale illegal, female legal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionNot enforced (decriminalization pending)
Sourceshttp://lib.ohchr.org/HRBodies/UPR/Documents/Session10/NA/JS1_JointSubmission-eng.pdf http://old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Namíbiában hatályon kívül helyezték a törvényt ezért jogilag nem büntethet?. "


Revision History (7)

Revision by DuffdeNecker

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ValueLegalMale illegal, female legal

Revision by DuffdeNecker

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ValueMale illegal, female legalLegal

Revision by Antinousosiris

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NoteNot enforced Not enforced (decriminalization pending)

Revision by Antinousosiris

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Male illegal, female legal
NoteAccording to a Submission in the UPR review of Namibia: "Homosexuality per se is not illegal in Namibia, however anal sex between two males has been considered illegal under common law sodomy provisions inherited as part of the Roman-Dutch law by the time of Namibia’s of independence. The law is silent on consensual sex between two women."Not enforced

Revision by vviet93

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Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Read the Legal Assistance Centre, a Namibian NGO's, report on LGBT rights. There are cases of arreat, albeit few with no trials."

Revision by danlev

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NoteAccording to a Submission in the UPR review of Namibia: "Homosexuality per se is not illegal in Namibia, however anal sex between two males has been considered illegal under common law sodomy provisions inherited as part of the Roman-Dutch law by the time of Namibia’s of independence. The law is silent on consensual sex between two women."According to a Submission in the UPR review of Namibia: "Homosexuality per se is not illegal in Namibia, however anal sex between two males has been considered illegal under common law sodomy provisions inherited as part of the Roman-Dutch law by the time of Namibia’s of independence. The law is silent on consensual sex between two women."

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
NoteAccording to a Submission in the UPR review of Namibia: "Homosexuality per se is not illegal in Namibia, however anal sex between two males has been considered illegal under common law sodomy provisions inherited as part of the Roman-Dutch law by the time of Namibia’s of independence. The law is silent on consensual sex between two women."According to a Submission in the UPR review of Namibia: "Homosexuality per se is not illegal in Namibia, however anal sex between two males has been considered illegal under common law sodomy provisions inherited as part of the Roman-Dutch law by the time of Namibia’s of independence. The law is silent on consensual sex between two women."

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