France is deeply troubled by Uganda’s adoption of the Anti-Homosexuality Act. This law institutes harsher penalties for same-sex relations and introduces the death penalty.
As the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy emphasized, it represents a serious violation of human rights and Uganda’s international commitments, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which states that “every individual shall have the duty to respect and consider his fellow beings without discrimination.”
France reiterates its call for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality and its opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances. It calls on the Ugandan authorities to renounce this law and expresses its support for all LGBT+ people in Uganda.
The Uganda law reinforcing the criminalization of LGBT is sad news. Full support to all threatened by the law and who hope to be heard by their authorities.🇫🇷remains opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances and calls for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality
— Jean-Marc Berthon (@BerthonJeanMarc) May 29, 2023
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