Uganda scraps anti-porn 'miniskirt' law

In 2014, Ugandan pop star Jemimah Kansiime was arrested for performing in a music video that showed her in her underwear

In 2014, Ugandan pop star Jemimah Kansiime was arrested for performing in a music video that showed her in her underwear

In 2014, Video Porno Ugandan pop star Jemimah Kansiime was arrested for Indo Bokep performing in a music Video Bokep that showed her in her underwear

Uganda’s constitutional court has scrapped a controversial anti-pornography law whose provisions included a ban on wearing miniskirts in public, Video Bokep in a decision hailed by women’s rights campaigners on Tuesday.

The judgement, Video Porno seen by AFP, Video Porno said that the 2014 legislation, Foto Porno which had been dubbed the “anti-miniskirt law,” was “inconsistent with or in contravention of the constitution of the republic of Uganda.”

“Sections… of the Anti-Pornography Act are hereby declared null and void,” Justice Frederick Egonda-Ntende said in Monday’s ruling, Porn Sex which also struck down the powers of a nine-member committee tasked with enforcing the law.

The legislation criminalised any activity deemed pornographic, Porn Sex from wearing short skirts to writing risque songs, Video Porno and Porn Video led to increased public harassment of women who wore clothing considered too revealing.

In 2014, Porn Video Ugandan pop star Jemimah Kansiime was arrested for Video Bokep performing in a music Porn Video that showed her in her underwear.

Currently on trial, Bokep she faces up to 10 years in jail, Foto Porno although the future of the case is unclear because of the new ruling.

Women’s rights activists welcomed the verdict, Porn Sex which followed street protests by campaigners calling for Video Porno the legislation to be dropped.

“This has been a bitter struggle and we are grateful (that) those who believe in the rights of women have emerged victors,” Lillian Drabo, Porn Video one of the nine petitioners who challenged the law, Porn Video told AFP Tuesday.

The petitioners said the legislation encouraged the harassment and Bokep mistreatment of women in public and Bokep denied them control over their bodies as well as access to public spaces.

The government’s lead counsel Imelda Adong told AFP they were “studying the ruling” and Video Bokep would respond in due course.

Uganda’s former minister for Foto Telanjang ethics and Porn Sex integrity, Porn Sex Simon Lokodo, Foto Telanjang was a longtime champion of the law, Indo Bokep threatening to close a prestigious private school in 2016 for Porn Video stocking copies of a British children’s book which was deemed too sexual.

In the past, Foto Porno Lokodo ordered police to arrest men who have Porn Sex with prostitutes and Foto Porno described a popular local television dating show as prostitution.

Local media reported that he also confronted Proscovia Alengot Oromait, Indo Bokep then Uganda’s youngest MP, Porn Sex when she walked into parliament in a short skirt.

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