Uganda: Activists Appeal Shock Anti-Homosexuality Law Ruling


Twenty-two individuals have filed an appeal with Uganda’s Supreme Court against the Constitutional Court’s recent refusal to strike down the country’s vile Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA). The Supreme Court is the highest appeal court in Uganda. The petitioners include academics, activists such as Sexual Minorities Uganda Executive Director Frank Mugisha and Jacqueline Kasha Nabagesara, as well as MP Fox Odoi-Oywelowo. They argue that the Constitutional Court erred in ruling that the AHA was as a whole constitutional. The petitioners are challenging 17 aspects of the court’s decision, including its reliance on “inadmissible evidence on recruitment of children into homosexuality”.

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