Ugandan Court Rejects Petition to Repeal Controversial Anti-Gay Law

by | Apr 3, 2024 | Africa | 0 comments

Staff Reporter

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has delivered a verdict that refuses to repeal a highly contentious anti-gay law which has drawn widespread international condemnation for its severity.

The court’s ruling acknowledged that certain sections of the law violated fundamental human rights.

The anti-gay law, commonly considered one of the toughest in the world, has faced criticism from human rights organizations and Western governments.

In its decision, the Constitutional Court recognized the infringement on the right to health and deemed the law “inconsistent with the right to health, privacy, and freedom of religion.”

Uganda’s anti-gay law, known as the “Anti-Homosexuality Act,” was initially enacted in 2014.

It imposes severe penalties, including life imprisonment, for engaging in homosexual activities.


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