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Monday, 3 September 2012
Ugandan Parliament Should Reject Anti-Homosexuality Bill
PRESS STATEMENT ON ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY BILL
Uganda: Parliament Should Reject Anti-Homosexuality Bill
Tuesday 7th February 2012, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (2009) was
reintroduced to the Parliament of Uganda. If passed, this draft
legislation would violate the human rights of all Ugandans, and should
immediately be dropped, the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights
Defenders Project (EHAHRDP), Foundation for Human Rights Initiative
(FHRI), The Human Rights Centre Uganda (HRCU), and Human Rights
Network-Uganda (HURINET) said today.
David Bahati’s widely condemned private member’s bill is one of ten
bills saved and reintroduced from the previous Parliament. The bill had
its first reading on 7th February 2012 and was referred to
the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee for scrutiny. It is
understood that the bill was re-tabled in its original form but that
amendments recommended by the Committee last year will be incorporated.
Although Hon. Bahati is reported in the media to have said that the
death penalty for ‘serial’ acts of homosexuality will be dropped, this
is not yet confirmed. EHAHRDP, FHRI, HRCU and HURINET express their
concern at the lack of clarity surrounding the parliamentary process and
contents of the bill, and call on Parliament to clarify on this matter. http://www.hrcug.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=148:press-statement-on-anti-homosexuality-bill&catid=44:news&Itemid=180&date=2012-08-01