HOMOSEXUALITY IN UGANDA AND UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE

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HOMOSEXUALITY IN UGANDA AND UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: HOMOSEXUALITY IN UGANDA AND UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE
Author: Chloe, Laurence, Cohen
Issue Date: 2019-08-30
Keywords: homosexuality, Uganda, post-colonial identity, universal human rights discourse
Abstract: This thesis aims at uncovering the underlying factors involved regarding the debate around homosexuality in Uganda. Today, much of the global discourse surrounding the debate is approached through the framework of universal human rights. Through an in-depth investigation into postcolonial theory of identity formation, this research dives into the legislation leading up to and concerning the 2009 Anti-Homosexual Bill launched by the Ugandan authorities. In order to create an understanding of the reasons why homophobic sentiments such as these are susceptible to be abused and used in a continuous power struggle on the basis of creating a truly African national identity.
Supervisor: Petrollino, Sara
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: BA
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/75419
 

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