Bolivia

The information relating to domestic torture laws has been adapted from the Compilation of Torture Laws tool available on the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) website, available here.

Date of ratification UNCAT: 12 April 1999

Relevant Laws

• Constitution of 1967 (amended by Law No. 2650, 13 April 2004)
• Penal Code of 1973
• Criminal Procedure Code of 1999 (Law No. 1970, 25 March 1999)
• Law of Penal Enforcement and Supervision of 2001 (Law No. 2298, 20 December 2001)

Relevant Articles

Prohibition of Torture:
• Article 12 of the Constitution
• Article 296 of the Criminal Procedure Code
• Article 74b of the Law of Penal Enforcement and Supervision

Penalties:
• Article 12 of the Constitution
• Articles 132Bis and 295 of the Penal Code
• Article 296 of the Criminal Procedure Code

Others:
• Exclusion of Evidence: Article 13 of the Criminal Procedure Code

* Information compiled November 2008

Country file can be accessed via APT website here.