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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
New working paper by Paul Johnson on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014
Paul Johnson’s new working paper provides a critical analysis of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 and the process by which it was enacted by the Parliament of Uganda. Drawing on Hansard (the Official Report), as well as other parliamentary documents, Paul examines how the legislation was shaped and formed during its passage through Parliament. Through a detailed analysis of four key criminal offences created by the legislation, he argues that Ugandan legislators have enacted law that is not only unjust but is often ambiguous, incoherent or redundant. He concludes by suggesting that an examination of the parliamentary process, and the legislation that resulted from it, can provide an important means of questioning and challenging the legitimacy of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 and the Parliament that made it.