Protecting the human rights of sexual minorities in contemporary Africa

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This collection of essays, Protecting the human rights of sexual minorities in contemporary Africa, contains papers that were first presented at a colloquium on sexual minority rights in Africa, which took place at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in December 2014.

This collection of essays, Protecting the human rights of sexual minorities in contemporary Africa, contains papers that were first presented at a colloquium on sexual minority rights in Africa, which took place at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, in December 2014. This event was made possible with the generous support of the Government of the Kingdom of Norway, through its Embassy in South Africa.

These papers were subsequently peer-reviewed and reworked. Viewing homosexuality through a legal and rights-based prism, this volume brings together fourteen essays focusing on various aspects of homosexuality, covering a wide range of countries from across the continent. The situation in nine countries (Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe) is reviewed; while other contributions are more regional in their perspective.

This makes this publication one of the most comprehensive collections of African voices on this topic. For too long African voices have been silent on the fledgling discourse on sexual minorities. This volume seeks to amend this shortcoming.

 

Sylvie Namwase and Adrian Jjuuko

Sylvie Namwase is a doctoral candidate at the Centre on Human Rights in Conflict at the University of East London, United Kingdom. Her doctoral project is entitled ‘The use of excessive force against demonstrators: Law enforcement versus crimes against humanity.’ She obtained her Bachelors Degree of Laws (2008) at Makerere University, Uganda and completed her LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa in 2011 at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa. There, she was a member of a clinical group that researched the rights of sexual minorities in Africa.

 

Adrian Jjuuko is a Ugandan human rights lawyer and advocate. He is the Executive Director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), a human rights NGO providing legal aid services to LGBTI, sex workers and other marginalised groups in Uganda. Adrian played a leading role in coordinating the legal efforts to challenge the Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014 in Uganda’s Constitutional Court and at the East African Court of Justice. He holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria and is a researcher and an author with research interests in the rights of sexual minorities, health and reproductive rights, and children’s rights. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.

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Weight 0.600 kg
Dimensions 24.6 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
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Pages

Weight

0.600 kg

PublisherPretoria University Law Press (PULP) Publication Date01/03/2017

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