A bill targeting organizations supportive of LGBTQIA rights amongst other causes is passed in Uganda.
” Organizations involved with LGBT issues and human rights defenders will be especially hard hit as the onerous legislation will impinge upon basic freedoms, democracy and human rights. Democracy weeps!” Melanie Nathan, Executive Director, African Human Rights Coalition.
By Melanie Nathan, November 26, 2015.
We have received a report that the Ugandan Parliament, today, passed the draconian Non-Governmental Organizations Bill of 2015, restricting more freedoms for Ugandan citizens. Uganda now joins other countries in East Africa attempting to use legislation to curb the operations of NGOs and civil society organizations.
This Bill was touted by Ugandan Parliamentarians as follows:
“The Non-Governmental Organisations Bill, 2015 has been developed with an object of repealing and replacing the Non-Governmental Organisations Act Cap. 113. The intended purpose is to provide for an enabling environment for NGOs and strengthen the capacity of the NGO Board to register, regulate, coordinate and monitor NGO activities. The Bill…
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