Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act challenged at the East African Court of Justice

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In April 25, 2014
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Yesterday, 23rd April 2014 Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum under the umbrella of The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CSCHRCL) filed a reference before the East African Court of Justice contending that Uganda is in violation of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community by enacting the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014, certain provisions of which are inconsistent with the obligations laid down by the treaty.

The Reference, Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum v Attorney General of Uganda, argues that certain provisions of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, Act 4 of 2014 are in violation of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community in Articles 6(d), 7(2) and 8(1)(c) which provisions enjoin partner states to govern their populace on the principles of good governance, democracy, the rule of law, social justice and the maintenance of universally accepted standards of human rights which include inter alia, provision of equal opportunities and gender equality as well as the recognition, promotion and protection of human and people’s rights in accordance with the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights

One and a half months ago on March 11, HRAPF together with other nine petitioners filed a petition against the same law in the Constitutional Court of Uganda.

For further details read the press release
https://hrapf.org/publications/laws/

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