Video: In Uganda, the impact of discriminatory legislation on LGBT human rights defenders

Published: August 16, 2011

Hassan Shire, executive director of East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders’ Project (EHAHRDP) and the chair of EHAHRDP-Net, the network body hosted by the same organisation, outlines some of the factors leading to persons seeking to migrate to other countries such as laws that criminalise homosexuality – as is the case in Uganda – and the resultant prosecution, police harassment and public ridicule of LGBTI persons.
He spoke at the session ‘LGBT Identities, Governance, and Asylum’ at the 13th conference of the International Association for Studies in Forced Migration (IASFM).

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