Oloka-Onyango & Ors v Attorney General 2014

On 1 August 2014 the Ugandan Constitutional Court declared Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) void on the basis that Parliament did not have the required quorum when the Act was passed on 20 December 2013. Under Uganda’s Constitution, at least one-third of the members of Parliament entitled to vote must be present when proposed legislation is voted upon. The Court ruled that the AHA was passed without the required quorum, in contravention of the Constitution, and that the Speaker acted illegally in allowing a vote. This rendered the process of enactment “an illegality that [the] Court cannot sanction.”