Uganda: Constitutional Court to hear challenges to anti-LGBTQ law

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09/14/2023

The Constitutional Court of Uganda has confirmed that it will review three petitions challenging the constitutionality of the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. The court announced that all legal arguments must be submitted by September 19, with the conference hearing scheduled for October 2. One of the petitioners, Chapter Four Uganda, expressed their appreciation, stating, “We welcome this opportunity to present our case to the Court.” The petitions were filed shortly after President Yoweri Museveni  signed the draconian law in May of this year. In June, the Attorney General of Uganda called for the Constitutional Court to dismiss the petitions, asserting that they were filed in bad faith and lacked merit.

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