Uganda – Anti-Homosexuality Act: France expresses its deepest concern (30 May 2023)


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.