An Examination of the Right of Women Inheritance and Ownership of Property in Uganda.

MBAHOJOHN 53 PAGES (18798 WORDS) Law Dissertation
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEC LA RATIO:\ ................................................................................................................. i

API'ROVr\L ........................................................................................................................ ii

DEDICATIO!\ ................................................................................................................... iii

ACKNOWLEDGE!v!E!\T ................................................................................................. iv

CHAPTER 01\E .................................................................................................................. I

INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... I

Background ......................................................................................................................... I

Forced evictions and exclusion ........................................................................................... ]

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM ................................................................................. .4

OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY .......................................................................................... 5

SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH ........................................................................................... 5

HYPOTHESIS ..................................................................................................................... 6

JUSTIFICATION OF THE STUDY .................................................................................. 6

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW ..................................................................... 6

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ................................................... I 0

Data Collection ................................................................................................................. I I

l't·i mary Data ..................................................................................................................... I I

Secondary Data .................................................................................................................. I I

Documentary revie11 ......................................................................................................... I I

Ethical Consideration ........................................................................................................ I I

Limitations of the study .................................................................................................... I I

SYNOPSIS OF DISSERTATION ..................................................................................... 12

CHAPTER TWO ............................................................................................................... I 3

THE MUNICIPAL LAWS AND CUSTOMARY L RELATING TO WOMEN'S ......... 13

PROPERTY RIGHTS ....................................................................................................... I 3

An examination on How the Current Municipal Law Evolved ........................................ 13

Article 26 of the same constitution provides to the effect that; ......................................... 23

The Succession Act Chapterl62, Law of Uganda .............................................................. 24

The Succession Act Chapterl62, Law of Uganda ............................................................. 24

The Land Act Cap 227 La\\ ofUganda ............................................................................ 24

The Divorce Act Chaplet· 249 Law of Uganda ................................................................. 25

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The Administrative General's Act chapter 157 Law of Uganda .............................. ........ 25

Customar) Marriage (Registration) Act Cap 248. La\\ of Uganda ................................... 25

CII/\PTER THREE ........................................................................................................... 26

UGA\DA\ POLICY OF WOME1\·s RI GHT TO LA:-.J D AI\ D PROPERTY ............... 26

I\' III RI TANCE OR SUCCESSION LAW ................. .............................. ...................... 26

Testate succession ....... .. ... .............................................................. ............................ ....... 30

DI VORCE LAW ............................................................................ ... ........................... .... 3 1

LA\D LA 'vV ............................................. ................................................................. ....... 33

Conclusion ... ...................................................................................................................... 37

CHAPTER FOUR ............................................................ ................................................. 38

CHALLENGES OF WOM EN AN D TH EIR RIGHT TO PROPERTY IN UGANDA ... 38

(GAPS. LOOPHOLES AI D OVERLAPS) ................................ ............. ......................... 38

Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 38

Loopholes in Tue Law ........................ ......... .. .......... ............ .............................................. 38

CHAPTER FIVE ................. .. ........................................................................................... .41

SUMMARY. CO CLUS IONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ............................... .. ... .41

Su1nn1ary ........................................................................................................................... 41

Conclusions .............................................. ................................................. ........................ 42

Recommendations ............................................................................................. ......... ... ... .43

QUESTIONNAIRE ........................................................................................................... 45

REFRE1\'CES .... ...................................... ........................................................................... 46  

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Background The written law 111 Uganda came into force with the adaptation of colonialism. Before that. cultural practices' and customs prevailed whereby each society embarked on its own practice. Thus with colonialism in place. laws applicable in England became applicable Uganda by virtue of the order in counci\ 1 • However, it was a1so noted that with respect to the law concerning women's rights \882 Married Women's Act of England became applicable in Uganda by precedence east Afl·ica case ofl V 1 2 stated inter-a! ia that the married women· s property act was a general application and therefore applicable in Uganda. It is also important to note that discriminatory tendencies in the laws started way back during colonial period where for instance the married women property act was only applicable to All·icans. It was until the advent of independence that this act became part of the laws in Uganda. ' I Customary laws remain valid subject to the repugnancy test.' Various laws came into place allowed women to own property these include the 1967 constitution. the succession act 139. laws of Uganda, and the divorce act among these. It is important to note that the Legal regime embraced different changes after promulgation of the 1995 constitution of the Uganda. The current constituti6'n un I ike the previous ones, 1962 and 1967 specifically every Ugandan has a right to own propert/.Since the constitution is the supreme law of land, other laws existing in Uganda has to conform to the constitutional provisions5 . Thus. it is along this argument of conformity with the constitution that there was need for research to show whether all the laws providing for ownership of 'property are not discriminatory against women and are equitably applied.

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, M (2022). An Examination of the Right of Women Inheritance and Ownership of Property in Uganda.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-right-of-women-inheritance-and-ownership-of-property-in-uganda

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, MBAHOJOHN "An Examination of the Right of Women Inheritance and Ownership of Property in Uganda." Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-right-of-women-inheritance-and-ownership-of-property-in-uganda. Accessed 04 Dec. 2022.

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, MBAHOJOHN . "An Examination of the Right of Women Inheritance and Ownership of Property in Uganda.". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 04 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-right-of-women-inheritance-and-ownership-of-property-in-uganda >.

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, MBAHOJOHN . "An Examination of the Right of Women Inheritance and Ownership of Property in Uganda." Afribary (2022). Accessed December 04, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/an-examination-of-the-right-of-women-inheritance-and-ownership-of-property-in-uganda