The Constitutional Court sets 18th December 2023 as date for the Uganda Anti Homosexuality hearing

By: Aine Nerbert

If you had thought that the Anti Homosexuality Law was passed and ascended to by the President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa was the end of the road for LGBTIQ+ community, then you need to brace yourself on what the Uganda Constitutional Court is yet to decide come 18th December 2026, the tentative date that has been set for the Uganda Anti Homosexuality trial.

The team of Human Rights Lawyers and petitioners that include Counsel Nicolas Opiyo, Hon Fox Odoi, Dr Frank Mugisha among others were happy and excited upon receiving the news that the date for hearing their petition has been set.

Some of the petitioners while at the Constitutional Court

While talking to the media, both international and local, Dr. Frank Mugisha said that this law ( Anti Homosexuality Law) has put many LGBTQ+ persons at risk and caused so much suffering, violence and others have had to leave the country for their personal safety, there is a great need to expedite the court process and repeal this law.
So as to promote and protect human rights and freedoms as enshrined in both Uganda’s constitution and Global United Nations(UN) conventions on human rights.

It is important to recall that Uganda Government has experienced national budget cuts from most international development partners including the World Bank, United States of America(USA), United Kingdom(UK) among others. Equally sanctions have been put on some Government official and all these have led to increase in poverty, decline in service delivery among others.

This Law should be repealed so as to have all Ugandans enjoy their rights and freedoms, says Dr. Frank Mugisha.

Dr Frank Mugisha addressing media

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