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

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

Porn Sex The judgement, Porn Sex seen by AFP, Bokep said that the 2014 legislation, Indo Bokep Video Bokep 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, Foto Porno which also struck down the powers of a nine-member committee tasked Porn Video with enforcing the law.

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

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

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

Women’s rights activists welcomed the verdict, Foto Porno which followed street protests by campaigners calling for Video Bokep 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, Video Bokep one of the nine petitioners who challenged the law, Video Bokep told AFP Porn Sex Tuesday.

The Porn Video petitioners said the legislation encouraged the harassment and Video Bokep mistreatment of women in public and Foto Telanjang 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 Porn Video would respond in due course.

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

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

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

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