Parliamentary question - P-001092/2024Parliamentary question
P-001092/2024

The growing marginalisation of LGBTIQ people in Uganda

12.4.2024

Priority question for written answer  P-001092/2024
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Rule 138
Sophia in 't Veld (Renew), Brando Benifei (S&D), Diana Riba i Giner (Verts/ALE), Sirpa Pietikäinen (PPE), Vera Tax (S&D), Thijs Reuten (S&D), Petras Auštrevičius (Renew), Tilly Metz (Verts/ALE), Marc Angel (S&D), Isabel Carvalhais (S&D), Frédérique Ries (Renew), Ilana Cicurel (Renew), Alviina Alametsä (Verts/ALE), Jan-Christoph Oetjen (Renew), Robert Biedroń (S&D), Michael Kauch (Renew), Karin Karlsbro (Renew), Olivier Chastel (Renew), Hilde Vautmans (Renew), Pierre Larrouturou (S&D), Cyrus Engerer (S&D)

On 3 April 2024, the Ugandan Constitutional Court upheld one of the harshest anti-LGBTIQ laws in the world. Although the court struck down certain elements of the law, such as the criminalisation of the failure to report ‘homosexual acts’, it upheld its core elements, including the planned sanctions of imprisonment and even the death penalty. The petitioners have announced that they will now appeal this judgment before the Ugandan Supreme Court. LGBTIQ people in Uganda have long faced a hostile and dangerous environment, with the law leading to increasing violence against the LGBTIQ community in the country.

In light of this:

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Submitted:12.4.2024

Last updated: 17 April 2024
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