UN human rights office urges Ugandan President not to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

27 December 2013

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament on Friday, 20 December.

It warns that if the bill becomes law, it would have a detrimental effect not only on the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of Ugandan society but also on the work of human rights defenders.

The UN human rights office is urging President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the bill into law.

To find out more about this issue, UN Radio’s Derrick Mbatha spoke on the line to Geneva with Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the Human Rights Office.

Duration: 4’02”

 

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