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The East African Court of Justice dismisses two amicus curiae applications. | Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum – Uganda (HRAPF)

On 17th February 2015, the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) dismissed the applications filed by East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI EASHRI) and the Health Development Initiative- Rwanda (HDI) to join the reference filed by Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) on behalf of the Coalition challenging sections of the nullified Anti-Homosexuality Act.

This was on the basis that HDI did not have ‘interest’ in the matter since its founding documents restrict it to work in only Rwanda and yet the AHA is a strictly Uganda law applicable only in Uganda. UHAI EASHRI was found to have ‘interest’ in the matter since their founding documents allow them to work in the whole region, but their application too was dismissed because they could not be ‘neutral’ since they have a partisan interest in the matter.

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