EU Catherine Ashton Deeply Concerned by Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By Melanie Nathan, February 17, 2014.

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 8.08.48 AMIn the face of the new  Anti-Homosexuality law, about to be signed with the assent of President Museveni, in Uganda, Catherine Ashton the High Representative in the European Union, has called on Uganda as follows:

“I am deeply concerned about the news that Uganda will enact draconian legislation to criminalize homosexuality. The EU deplores discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation. It is firmly committed to fundamental human rights and the rule of law in respect of those rights, including freedom of association, conscience and speech and the equality of persons. Uganda has binding international human rights obligations. With this in mind, it is important that the Anti-Homosexuality law be thoroughly examined on the basis of those commitments and its constitutionality. I call on the Ugandan authorities to be guided by dialogue, tolerance and the respect for the dignity of all people.”

President Obama has also warned Uganda that the signing of this Bill and its enactment will complicate relations with the U.S.A.   read more.

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