I have made available a working paper called 'Making unjust law: the Parliament of Uganda and the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014'.
The paper can be downloaded from the Social Science Research Network website here:
Here is the abstract:
article provides a critical analysis of the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 and the
process by which it was enacted by the Parliament of Uganda. Drawing on Hansard
(the Official Report), as well as other parliamentary documents, I examine how the
legislation was shaped and formed during its passage through Parliament.
Through a detailed analysis of four key criminal offences created by the
legislation, I argue that Ugandan legislators have enacted law that is often ambiguous,
incoherent or redundant. I conclude by suggesting that an examination of the
parliamentary process, and the legislation that resulted from it, can provide
an important means of questioning and challenging the legitimacy of the
Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014 and the Parliament that made it.
Any comments or observations on the contents of this working paper will be very gratefully received.