Uganda: The Constitutional Court declares the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 void

A panel of five judges ruled on 1 August 2014 that the Speaker of Parliament acted illegally when she allowed a vote despite objections that not enough MPs were in attendance.

Click here to see reactions from the Human Dignity Trust and Frank Mugisha (Director of Sexual Minorities Uganda)

Click here for the Human Dignity Trust's briefing on Uganda [pdf]

Criminalising Homosexuality is a Breach of Human Rights 

As of 2014, over 80 jurisdictions – including about 80% of the 53 Commonwealth countries – have laws criminalising private, consensual sexual conduct between adults of the same sex, making the expression of their identity illegal and punishable by imprisonment or even death.

Criminalising someone on the basis of their identity – whether that is gender, ethnic or sexual identity – is a breach of human rights

Legal cases supported by the Human Dignity Trust

The Human Dignity Trust provides technical legal support in court cases around the world, where local litigants are seeking to challenge laws that criminalise – or impose other administrative penalties based on - sexual identity.

Click here to learn more about our current cases