After three years, the Ugandan High Court ruled in Mukasa’s favor on their case for violation of privacy. In this landmark ruling the Court declared that the Government of Uganda indeed violated the rights of privacy of the members of the organization, Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), when the home of Victor Mukasa was raided unlawfully in July 2005. The High Court determined that the government of Uganda needed to pay $6500 (USD) to compensate Mukasa and Oyoo for humiliation, degrading treatment, trauma and injury. The Court also awarded the legal costs of the application.
Victor was overwhelmed and overjoyed with this outcome, and local activists from the East African region indicated their intention to work with individual governments to sensitize them about LGBTI rights. The Minister of Ethics and Integrity responded to the ruling by saying that the Government would not appeal, however, the stance against homosexuality in Uganda remained unchanged.