The Global Gag Rule (GGR): A Legal Audit of its Implications on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Uganda

The Global Gag Rule (GGR): A Legal Audit of its Implications on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Uganda

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The paper seeks to highlight the legal implications of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) for low income countries with a focus on Uganda. It examines the impact of the GGR on the constitutionally guaranteed rights such as freedom from non-discrimination, freedom of association, the right to privacy, the right to health, including sexual reproductive, health and rights, and access to information and privacy.

This paper also looks at the other dimensions of the GGR on other legal aspects including territorial obligations, ethics and the legal standard of various aspects in the health sector. The paper argues that while these legal guarantees are key determinants of health, the GGR has distorted their potency and in the end impacted the lives of the most vulnerable communities that benefit from the guarantees.