Capital punishment is a legal penalty in Uganda. It last executed in 2005. However, the country is considered "Retentionist" due to a lack of "an established practice or policy against carrying out executions."[1]

In 2019, the Parliament of Uganda abolished the mandatory death penalty.[2]

In 2023, the Parliament of Uganda passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023, which among other restrictions against LGBT people, prescribes the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality.'[3]


  1. ^ "Abolitionist and retentionist countries (as of July 2018)". Amnesty International. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Uganda abolishes mandatory death penalty". The East African. 21 August 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  3. ^ Assheton, Richard (23 March 2023). "Uganda anti-homosexuality bill sets death penalty as punishment". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2023-03-26.