Urgent Appeal within the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights Resolution 2002/31 on the matter of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill
|Date added||December 10, 2012|
This letter is to request your urgent attention and action regarding Uganda’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality legislation (“the Bill”), which we believe is likely to be imminently considered and approved by Parliament. The Bill if enacted would affect the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health of gays, lesbians, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Uganda. It would also directly affect organizations and persons who take actions in defending LGBTI persons concerning the right to health.
We request that you launch a formal investigation into the impact that the Bill, if passed, would have on the obligations of Uganda regarding the right to health, in light of its international obligations, and to inform the Government of Uganda of resultant violations of international human rights law if the Bill were to become law.