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United States, EU, Australian Diplomats Issue Joint Denunciation of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Law

Diplomats from the European Union released a statement denouncing Uganda's anti-gay law.

MuseveniStatement below:

STATEMENT FROM EUROPEAN UNION DIPLOMATS ON THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAW

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 Anti-Homosexuality 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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  1. It's a good first step. But, money talks louder. Time to cut off aid, and enforce economic and political sanctions. Time to freeze the assets of the Ugandan leaders and the government itself. The IMF has started doing this, now it's time for the rest of the civilized world.

    Posted by: Continuum | Feb 28, 2014 9:13:50 AM


  2. Stop all aid to Uganda immediately please.

    Posted by: MaryM | Feb 28, 2014 9:47:46 AM


  3. When they can't enter the United States or travel the world with their corrupt money THEN they'll reconsider their illogical hate.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Feb 28, 2014 11:26:48 AM


  4. >> David Angel, Canadian High Commissioner

    typo. That's David Angell. Angell, avec deux ailes.

    Posted by: Randal Oulton | Feb 28, 2014 11:34:01 AM


  5. You guys just hatin' cuz they're black.

    Posted by: DERRICK FROM PHILLY | Feb 28, 2014 11:41:47 AM


  6. UN has already taken steps to freeze aids to Uganda. No question these countries were behind the UN moves. Hope Uganda president will reconsider the whole thing.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 28, 2014 3:35:55 PM


  7. Freeze all Ugandan assets in the US and the EU, cut off all aid. Create sanctions, ban exports and imports and whatever else it takes to get their attention. And when that's done, hang Scott Lively and his ilk from the highest tree for supporting this.

    Posted by: The Raccoon | Feb 28, 2014 7:49:38 PM


  8. Even if the ugandan president reconsiders the whole thing, it is going to take a long, long, looooooooooooooooong time to undo the damage that has been done. Loud defamations against gays flares up homophobia and anti-gay animus, and leads to discrimination and violence. That won't change just because the laws are revoked, IF they are revoked.

    I personally see Uganda and these other countries digging their heels in the sand over this and continuing to inflict harm against gays based on known falsehoods. I see it playing out the way the west asked the east to stop needlessly hunting whales. 'Oh yeah?! You want us to stop hunting whales?! We'll turn the oceans RED with the blood of our hunting! This is RESEARCH! See our research?! HAHAHA'

    Posted by: Bleh | Feb 28, 2014 7:52:28 PM


  9. I don't see China, Japan, et al...
    Uganda will look East, thank you very much :)

    Posted by: paul the subsaharan | Feb 28, 2014 10:30:57 PM


  10. Those countries need to understand the principles of democracy. The law was debated and supported by the overwhelming majority both in parliament and the public. Its rather injustice for them to try force it to the sovereign uganda which has its independent law making mechanisms. besides, there are already worse laws like the public order management law but the west are keeping a blind eye and utterly not bothered. If the west think homosexuality is the only human right in uganda and africa at large, i pity them for the public will never accept them even when they get the ease of influence to the leaders. All human rights must be upheld not only homosexuality.

    Posted by: yusuf | Mar 1, 2014 2:38:26 AM


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