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Uganda - Universal Periodic Review - LGBTI Rights - July 2021

Date: July 15, 2021
Document: Read the report here
Country: Uganda
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: LGBTI Rights
Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review
Report Type: Stakeholder Report

This stakeholder report addresses Uganda's compliance with its international human rights obligations towards LGBTI persons. Actual or perceived LGBTI individuals in Uganda live in a hostile, and sometimes deadly, environment, facing constant threats of physical and emotional violence, persecution, and discrimination from Ugandan officials, police, and private individuals.

This stakeholder report also addresses Uganda's compliance with its international human rights obligations toward members of the political opposition. Information for this report includes direct information from The Advocates' Ugandan asylum clients, including in-depth interviews with a client named Simon, who identifies as a gay man and a member of the LGBTI community, and from secondary sources. All client information is used with permission.