November 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ugandan politicians have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support to be presented before parliament by the end of the year, according to Thursday media reports. The new legislation comes nearly a year after the Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Act that would have ...[read more]
August 10, 2014
by William Helbling
Ugandan Attorney General Peter Nyomb on Saturday filed an appeal against the recent constitutional court ruling that struck down the nation's Anti-Homosexuality law. Last week Uganda's Constitutional Court ruled that the Anti-Homosexuality law should be voided because it did not properly pass ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by William Helbling
Uganda's Constitutional Court in Kampala on Friday ruled to overturn their internationally scrutinized Anti-Homosexuality Act. It is reported that the court's panel of five judges decided to strike down the anti-gay law because they believed it didn't properly pass through Parliament. The Anti- ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A group of Uganda rights activists on Tuesday petitioned the country's Constitutional Court to overturn a recent law criminalizing the promotion and recognition of homosexual relations. President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law last month, which imposes life sentences for those convicted ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Matthew C. Kane of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma City University School of Law says that, while the Ugandan Amnesty Act may have granted amnesty to Thomas Kwoyelo, his future is far from settled. . .On September 23, 2011, JURIST reported the ...[read more]
March 15, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Scott Lively, a US pastor with Abiding Truth Ministries, for enabling the anti-gay movement in Uganda. The suit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of the Ugandan rights group ...[read more]
September 23, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The Uganda Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel Thomas Kwoyelo is entitled to amnesty under the country's Amnesty Act of 2000. Kwoyelo was charged in July by the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda on 53 counts of willful ...[read more]
January 3, 2011
by Ashley Hileman
The Uganda High Court on Monday issued a permanent injunction and awarded damages to plaintiffs who were alleged to be homosexuals by the Ugandan tabloid newspaper, The Rolling Stone. The complaint was filed by Uganda's Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law on behalf of ...[read more]
October 12, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
Uganda's Constitutional Court on Tuesday unanimously dismissed treason charges against opposition leader Kizza Besigye and 10 co-defendants, ruling that there was insufficient evidence and that the state had violated the defendants' rights. Besigye had been charged with plotting to forcefully ...[read more]
August 25, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A panel of the Ugandan Constitutional Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that a law criminalizing sedition violates the guarantees of free speech and freedom of the press under the Ugandan Constitution. The law made it a crime to say or publish statements that promoted hatred, contempt or ...[read more]

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