Kampala, 20 September, 2021 / 12:33 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of CitizenGo, the international Catholic activist organization that spearheads family issues, has expressed disappointment at the annulment of the Anti-Pornography Law in Uganda and called on the government of the East African country to petition the Court’s decision.
Last month, the Constitutional Court scrapped the 2014 legislation that was widely known as the anti-miniskirt law saying it contravenes the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.
“It is very sad that anti-family activists have successfully lobbied and used judicial activism to have the law that protected Ugandan children from explicit sexual content scrapped,” CitizenGo officials say in a Monday, September 20 petition.
The August 14 verdict against the Anti-Pornography Law “came as a shock to many Ugandans considering the law has been in effect since 2014,” CitizenGo officials say.
The defunct 2014 Anti-Pornography Act criminalized pornographic activities, indecent dressing that includes wearing of miniskirts and the composition of vulgar music.