Gabon - Age of Consent

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LAWS: 1. Has no sodomy laws.





Legislation against child sex tourism

Laws and regulations which can be used to:

  • prohibit or prevent the organization and advertising of sex tours and trips
The Penal Code of Gabon stipulates in several Articles fines and sentences aimed at punishing prostitution.
  • prohibit or prevent the organization and advertising of sex tours and trips especially affecting children
The Penal Code prohibits and prevents the organization of sexually oriented trips and journeys involving children, as well as any form of advertisement.


Extra-territoriality laws and regulations, allowing to prosecute in your country its nationals for child sex offences committed abroad

  • more general laws applicable also to other types of crime
Gabon has signed an extradition agreement with France and Morocco. It has also signed the Tanarive Agreement, which is applicable to all the countries of the sub-region.
  • specific laws applicable to sexual abuse of children
Law Nš 21/63 of 31st May, 1963, Chapter VII
Law Nš 19/93 of 27th August 1993
Order Nš 39/69 of 12th April, 1969


Penalties relating to sex offences and crime against children in the country

  • for the sex exploiter (customer)

Age of child (up to)


15 years 5 years of imprisonment
A fine of FF 500 - 5.000
  • for the manager, controller, pimp or owner of a prostitution place

Age of child (up to)

Type of sexual offence/crime


18 years
Law Nš 21/63 of 31st May, 1963; Art. 260 

completed by Law Nš 18184 of 29th December 1984
5 years of imprisonment.
A fine of FF 1.000 - 20.000
  • for the procurer or trafficker who procures, seduces or traffics another person for prostitution.


Law Nš 21/63 of 31st May, 1963, Art. 260; completed by Law Nš 18184 of 29th December, 1984
  • for the offender who detains or confines another person for prostitution.


Law Nš 21/63 of 31st May, 1963

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