Emory International Law Review


A bill pending before the Ugandan Parliament from October 2009 to May 2011 sought to punish anyone who engages in 'homosexuality' with life imprisonment and prescribed the death penalty for a variety of activities deemed 'aggravated homosexuality.' Many commentators saw the 'Anti Homosexuality Bill, 2009' ('Bill' or 'Anti-homosexuality Bill') as the most pernicious legislative proposal aimed at gays and lesbians anywhere in the world and feared the death penalty provision could signal a 'looming gay genocide' in Uganda. This Comment seeks to begin the conversation on legal solutions to vindicate the rights of LGBT people in Uganda in the wake of the Anti-homosexuality Bill.