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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

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

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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