Uganda's Constitutional Court has upheld most provisions of the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2023, placing LGBTQ+ individuals at increased risk of violence and discrimination.

On April 3, 2024, the court said the Act was constitutional but only nullified four sections—areas that do not adequately address the overarching human rights violations embedded within them.

This is deeply concerning.

The court's decision falls short of safeguarding the fundamental rights and dignity of all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

The law, in its entirety, perpetuates discrimination, stigma, and violence against LGBTQ+ individuals, violating their rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and equality before the law.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, on May 29, 2023, signed the law based on public outcry and anecdotal evidence. His actions—and those of MPs who passed the law—undermine the principles of democracy and the rule of law. Human rights cannot be subject to popular opinion or emotional rhetoric; they must be protected and upheld without discrimination.

We know an appeal is being filed at the Supreme Court to stop this law. KHRC supports it and urges Uganda's apex court to declare the entire Act unconstitutional.

KHRC stands in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Uganda and calls for an end to discrimination and violence against them.