Thursday, October 24, 2019
Emmanuel Elau, Uganda Christian University Faculty of Law, has published The Laws Impacting on Freedom of Expression in Uganda, 2019. Here is the abstract.
Freedom of expression in Uganda is a fairly contentious area. The Constitution of Uganda, 1995 provides for the right but also very quickly limits in public interest and other considerations. There are a plethora of other laws in play that introduce both civil and penal sanctions for those that violate their rights to expression. The case of Stella Nyanzi could be an interesting one. She wrote several poems against the head of state that did not go down well with the state and resulted in her conviction and sentencing. Some of the sections of the law under which she was being tried were challenged in the constitutional law but that case remains pending at the court. I hope you find this article an interesting read.
Download the article from SSRN at the link.