Practice Relating to Rule 90. Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
In 2013, in its initial report to the Human Rights Committee, Côte d’Ivoire stated:
The prohibition of torture
273. Besides forbidding the death penalty, the Ivorian Constitution protects citizens against physical or mental torture and cruel, human and degrading treatment and punishment. As article 3 of the Constitution states: “Slavery, forced labour, inhuman and cruel, degrading and humiliating treatment, physical or mental torture, physical violence and disfigurement and anything that degrades the human being are forbidden and punishable by law.”
274. No provision of the Criminal Code explicitly defines torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. However, the Code does include provisions forbidding acts of torture (arts. 138, 139, 344 and 374) and treatment that is cruel, inhuman or degrading to human beings (arts. 138 and 139).