Chad, Africa

Due to its distance from the sea and its largely desert climate, Chad is sometimes referred to as the "Dead Heart of Africa". The country is one of the poorest and most corrupt countries in the world; most Chadians live in poverty as subsistence herders and farmers. Since 2003 crude oil has become the country's primary source of export earnings, superseding the traditional cotton industry. There is no sodomy law in Chad. Homosexual acts are legal in Chad according to the Penal Code of 1967. Article 272 sets the age of consent for homosexual acts of both sexes to 21 years. There is no legal protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.




Types of criminalisation Criminalises sex between men Criminalises sex between women Penal Code 2017, S. 354 Section 354 criminalises same-sex intimacy between men and between women, punishable with imprisonment for up to 2 years and a fine of between 50,000 and 500,000 FCFA.1 Enforcement 2017 Chad enacted a new Penal Code, criminalising same-sex intimacy between… Read more »

Chad criminalises homosexuality by vote of 111 to 1

Chad has made homosexuality a crime, adopting a penal code that bans gay sex for both men and women. The West African former French territory, which has a population of 13 million, green-lit a new penal code this week. Under the terms of the new code, homosexuality will be criminalised for the first time, listed… Read more »

Chad becomes 37th African state to seek ban on homosexuality

Draft law condemned for making same-sex relations punishable by 20-year sentence, though abolition of death penalty is praised Chad looks set to become the 37th country in Africa to outlaw homosexuality after government ministers voted to make same-sex relations a crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The decision, yet to be ratified… Read more »