Homophobie et tyrannie

NEW YORK – Le président ougandais Yoweri Museveni vient de promulguer une nouvelle loi infligeant des condamnations plus sévères pour les actes homosexuels, y compris la prison à vie dans certaines circonstances. Une loi nigériane a par ailleur pris effet en janvier pour punir de 14 ans d’emprisonnement les actes homosexuels dans ce pays.

Cette nouvelle vague de législation anti-gay au Nigeria et en Ouganda (selon Amnesty International, l’homosexualité est illégale dans 38 des 54 pays africains) vient à la suite d’une récente tendance officielle répressive contre l’homosexualité partout dans le monde. L’année dernière, la Russie a promulgué une loi bannissant toute « propagande gay. » Et en janvier, le parlement indien a refusé d’envisager l’abolition d’une loi de 1861 promulguée sous le régime colonial britannique qui punissait de 10 ans de prisons les actes homosexuels. L’Egypte connaît aussi une sévère répression contre les homosexuels.

Comment expliquer ce dérapage de mesures répressives ?

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

Registration is quick and easy and requires only your email address. If you already have an account with us, please log in. Or subscribe now for unlimited access.

required

Log in

http://prosyn.org/HjStWAE/fr;
  1. China corruption Isaac Lawrence/Getty Images

    The Next Battle in China’s War on Corruption

    • Chinese President Xi Jinping knows well the threat that corruption poses to the authority of the Communist Party of China and the state it controls. 
    • But moving beyond Xi's anti-corruption purge to build robust and lasting anti-graft institutions will not be easy, owing to enduring opportunities for bureaucratic capture.
  2. Italy unemployed demonstration SalvatoreEsposito/Barcroftimages / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

    Putting Europe’s Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work

    Across the European Union, millions of people who are willing and able to work have been unemployed for a year or longer, at great cost to social cohesion and political stability. If the EU is serious about stopping the rise of populism, it will need to do more to ensure that labor markets are working for everyone.

  3. Latin America market Federico Parra/Getty Images

    A Belt and Road for the Americas?

    In a time of global uncertainty, a vision of “made in the Americas” prosperity provides a unifying agenda for the continent. If implemented, the US could reassert its historical leadership among a group of countries that share its fundamental values, as well as an interest in inclusive economic growth and rising living standards.

  4. Startup office Mladlen Antonov/Getty Images

    How Best to Promote Research and Development

    Clearly, there is something appealing about a start-up-based innovation strategy: it feels democratic, accessible, and so California. But it is definitely not the only way to boost research and development, or even the main way, and it is certainly not the way most major innovations in the US came about during the twentieth century.

  5. Trump Trade speech Bill Pugliano/Getty Images .

    Preparing for the Trump Trade Wars

    In the first 11 months of his presidency, Donald Trump has failed to back up his words – or tweets – with action on a variety of fronts. But the rest of the world's governments, and particularly those in Asia and Europe, would be mistaken to assume that he won't follow through on his promised "America First" trade agenda.