Kampala
28th of February, 2014
Public Statement
We, the undersigned, are deeply concerned and disappointed about the enactment of the
Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
We strongly believe that all humans share common indivisible rights. The AntiHomosexuality Law contradicts this universal principle and the Ugandan commitment to
protect the fundamental human rights of all of its citizens.
We would like to remind the Government of Uganda of its constitutional and
international human rights obligations. Having ratified the African Charter of Human and
Peoples' Rights, as well as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,
Uganda is obliged to guarantee the human rights infringed by the Anti-Homosexuality
Law.
Signed by:
Urban Andersson, Ambassador of Sweden
David Angel, Canadian High Commissioner
Alison Blackburne, British High Commissioner
Dónal Cronin, Chargé d'Affaires of Ireland
Stefano A Dejak, Ambassador of Italy
Scott H. DeLisi, U.S Ambassador
Klaus Dieter Düxmann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
Dan E. Frederiksen, Ambassador of Denmark
Sofie From-Emmesberger, Ambassador of Finland
Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, Ambassador of Norway
Alain Hanssen, Ambassador of Belgium
Alphons Hennekens, Ambassador of the Netherlands
Simone Knapp, Head of Office, Austrian Embassy Development Cooperation
Sophie Makame, Ambassador of France
Gisli Palsson, Chargé d'Affaires a.i of Iceland
Kristian Schmidt, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union
Geoff Tooth, Australian High Commissioner
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Kampala 28 of February, 2014 Public Statement We, the