THE TWEEDE KAMER STATEN GENERAAL (Second House Dutch Parliament) DEBATE ABOUT CURRENT SITUATION OF THE ANTI HOMOSEXUALITY LAW 2014

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On 7th-October-2015, the UGOM representatives were invited to the Dutch parliament (Tweede Kamer Staten Generaal Second House section) to be present at the debate on the current situation on the Anti Homosexuality and the Anti NGO bill that was in 2014 introduced in the parliament by the late Gen Aronda Nyakairima in Uganda. The invitation was from the Dutch labour Party to give UGOM members a chance to share their views on the debate

Twede kamer pic

The major topic was the previously taken decisions by Minister Ploumen to first cut the 8 million EURO aid to Uganda’s Justice Law Order Sector (JLOS), and recently restart the aid relationship with JLOS with 1 million EURO. The argumentation for these decisions is that the direct threat of the anti-gay legislation became smaller. Nevertheless, there’s still a chance the anti-LGBT law will return. The same counts for a law proposal that reduces the freedom of NGO’s in general, and particularily LGBT-related NGO’s. One should however put in mind the current stand of the Parliament and the President on the topic in the discussion. President Museveni said the reason why he didn’t support the Homosexuality bill was that there was already a law that catered for it.

By UGOM

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