This briefing note looks at the criminalisation of private, consensual same-sex sexual activity through the prism of the rule of law, demonstrating how criminalisation is contrary to this principle.
This note demonstrates, through data and case studies, the link between democracy and the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Synopsis and recommendations from the Human Dignity Trust's series of notes aim to illustrate the link between the criminalisation of private, consensual same-sex sexual activity and various aspects of good governance.
This comprehensive briefing highlights how crucial decriminalisation is for states to prosper and uphold their core democratic principles. It demonstrates the variety of lenses through which criminalisation's damaging effects can be seen, from exacerbating HIV to harming businesses and undermining the rule of law.
This note by the Human Dignity Trust explains the Ugandan Non-Governmental Organisations Bill 2015 published in the Ugandan government gazette on 10 April 2015. If passed, the Bill is likely to severely restrict the activities of NGOs, and in particular those who work in support of LGBT rights.
This Human Dignity Trust’s briefing highlights key issues on the Prohibition of Promotion of Unnatural Sexual Practices Bill, 2014, in Uganda. This Bill expressly seeks to criminalise the non-sexual conduct of LGBT people and criminalise those who provide services to them.