HRAPF joins challenge against Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014

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In March 11, 2014
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Human Rights Awareness and promotion Forum (HRAPF) together with Prof. J Oloka – Onyango, Hon. Fox Odoi-Oywelowo, Andrew Mwenda, Prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo, Dr. Paul Nsubuga Semugoma, Jacquiline Kasha Nabagesera, Julian Pepe Onziema, Frank Mugisha and Center for Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) today filed a Constitutional Court Challenge of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law by President Museveni on February 24, 2014.

The petition was filed under the auspices of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional law (CSCHRCL). The petition argues that the Anti- Homosexuality Act violates Ugandans’ Constitutionally guaranteed right to: privacy, to be free from discrimination, dignity, to be free from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, to the freedoms of expression, thought, assembly and association; to the presumption of innocence, and to the right to civic participation.

HRAPF plays an important role in this landmark petition. The Executive Director Mr. Adrian Jjuuko has sworn an affidavit on the implementation of the law and HRAPF Lawyers are part of the legal team handling the petition.

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