Under Article 27 of the Basic Law No. 2011-6 of 16 December 2011 on the organization provisional government the Constituent Assembly ended with the provisions of the Constitution of 1 June 1959. Download

Article 13 (Amended by constitutional law n° 2002-51 dated June 1, 2002)

Sentences are personal and shall be pronounced only by virtue of a law issued prior to the punishable act, except in the case of a more favorable law.
Those deprived of freedom shall be treated humanely and their dignity shall be respected, in compliance with the conditions laid down by law.