The Constitutional Court has annulled four sections of the Anti-Pornography Act 2014 unconstitutional for being vague and uncertain.
The court decision means that no person can be prosecuted for the offence of pornography in Uganda under the Anti-Pornography Act.
A panel of five Judges; Frederick Egonda- Ntende, Elizabeth Musoke, Cheborion Barishaki, Muzamiru Kibeedi and Irene Mulyagonja unanimously declared unconstitutional Sections 2 which defines and creates the offence of pornography, 11, 13 and 15 Anti-Pornography Act.
The petitioners were Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, Women organization Network for Human Rights Advocacy, Prof Sylvia Tamale, Sarah Kihika, Lilian Drabo, Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, Uganda Health and Scientific Press Association, Human Rights Network for Journalists and Lina Zedriga.
The Petitioners were successfully represented by Onyango & Company Advocates.
You can find the full judgement below