Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 
Book — vii, 192 pages ; 23 cm
The rise of the anti/LGBT crusaders
Myth of a Ugandan sexuality and gender identity
Legislating and policing morality over the years
The Uganda church and homosexuality
The General's impunity and the politicization of sexuality
From the closet to a Kuchu identity
Unraveling of the anti-homosexuality law.
In 1999, General Museveni, Uganda's autocratic leader, ordered police to arrest homosexuals for engaging in behavior he characterized as ""un-African"" and against Biblical teaching. A state-sanctioned campaign of harassment of LGBT people followed. With the approval of sections of Uganda's clergy (and the support of U.S. evangelicals) harsh morality laws were passed against pornography and homosexual acts.The former disproportionately affected urban women, curtailing their freedoms. The latter - known as the ""kill the gays bill"" - called for life imprisonment or capital punishment for homosexuals. The author weaves together a series of vignettes and anecdotes that trace the development of Uganda's morality laws against a backdrop of Machiavellian politics, religious fundamentalism and the human rights struggle of LGBT Ugandans. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781476670683 20180205
"This 50-page report documents increasing government attacks on organizations whose focus includes oil revenue transparency, land acquisition compensation, legal and governance reform, and protection of human rights, particularly the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Both government ministers and district-level officials have engaged in obstruction, Human Rights Watch said."--Publisher's website.
Lessons learned. Inadequate and problematic legal framework
Importance of pursuing crimes by both sides
Right to an adequate defense
Timely public information and outreach
Recommendations. Specific recommendations regarding the ICD
More general recommendations for governments, intergovernmental and international institutions, and donors pursuing domestic trials for serious crimes outside Uganda.
Methodology -- The International Crimes Division -- Background -- Legal framework -- ICD structure -- Defense representation -- ICD funding -- The start of the ICD -- ICD cases to date -- The case against Thomas Kwoyelo -- Lessons learned -- Inadequate and problematic legal framework -- Importance of pursuing crimes by both sides -- Right to an adequate defense -- Structural issues -- Timely public information and outreach -- Support issues -- Recommendations -- Specific recommendations regarding the ICD -- More general recommendations for governments, intergovernmental and international institutions, and donors pursuing domestic trials for serious crimes outside Uganda.
In recent years, there has been increasing focus on making it possible for national courts to conduct trials of serious crimes that violate international law. In particular, states parties to the International Criminal Court have devoted greater attention to complementarity--the principle that national courts should be the primary vehicles for prosecuting serious crimes. This briefing paper provides a snapshot of the experience to date of Uganda's complementarity-related initiative: the International Crimes Division (ICD), a division of Uganda's High Court with a mandate to prosecute genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, in addition to crimes such as terrorism. National trials for serious crimes in Uganda could make a major contribution to securing justice for victims of Uganda's conflict in the north. However, with serious legal obstacles--as well as organizational issues--already emerging during the ICD's first war crimes trial, it remains to be seen whether the ICD will be a meaningful forum for ensuring justice. Based on research by Human Rights Watch in Uganda in September 2011, this paper analyzes the ICD's work to date, obstacles it has encountered, and challenges both for the future of the ICD and for national accountability efforts more broadly. For the ICD to render credible justice, the Ugandan government should provide uncompromised political support, and donors should fund key needs and stress the importance of addressing crimes committed by both parties to the conflict. The paper is part of a wider body of work on complementarity that Human Rights Watch's International Justice Program is developing.