Africa / Commentary

Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?”

A report on the criminal justice system was issued today by Chapter Four in Uganda. Titled: Uganda: “Where Do We Go for Justice?” The Abuse of the Rights of Sexual Minorities in Uganda’s Criminal Justice System.  “UGANDA’s criminal justice system should cease the practice of intrusive, non-consensual and dehumanizing anal/rectum examination of persons of different sexual … Continue reading


Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law

Uganda’s Constitutional Court today threw out the country’s harsh Anti-Homosexuality Act on the grounds that it was passed illegally without a quorum of parliament. Fridah Mutesi, a plaintiffs’ attorney, stated: “History has been made today in Uganda when the panel of five justices of appeal unanimously agreed with our submissions that the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014, … Continue reading


In Ugandan court, ‘tomorrow is the big day’

Judges in the Ugandan Constitutional Court have scheduled a key ruling for tomorrow in the challenge to the legitimacy of the country’s harsh new Anti-Homosexuality Act. Yesterday the signs had seemed to point to a ruling today, as noted in yesterday’s  blog post, “Ugandan court might overturn anti-gay law tomorrow.” But instead today’s court session … Continue reading


Tribunal ougandais renverse la loi anti gay

Publié le 1 août, 2014 (also published in English) par Colin Stewart La Cour constitutionnelle de l’Ouganda aujourd’hui a rejeté la dure loi anti-homosexuelle du pays sur les motifs qu’il a été passé illégalement sans le quorum du parlement. Fridah Mutesi, l’avocat d’un des demandeurs, a déclaré: «L’histoire est faite aujourd’hui en Ouganda lorsque un … Continue reading