The Legal Framework Regulating Women's Right To Own Land In Uganda. Case Study Of Nebbi District

ABSTRACT

In this increasingly globalising world of emancipation gender and the law, there is need for a holistic approach to the acquisition of knowledge and skills for one to survive the challenges of the historical patriarchal concept of land rights as a reserve for the men

This research has been undertaken to make a noble contribution to the cause of women's land rights reform needs considering that rural women in Uganda and those of Nebbi district are majorly illiterate- generally and thus

their plight as regards the current land laws are not so favourable, the researcher sought to discover reform needs and make such recommendations in a hope that once and for all, the legislators, academicians, policy makers and any government authorities and agencies will make provisions that clearly spell out women's rights on land as

daughters, sisters and mothers, taking in to account the notion; "educate a woman, educate a nation" empower a woman, develop a nation. I have appraised the provisions of the law applicable to women's rights and land as an issue, in belief that upon a deeper understanding of the problem

itself from the grassroots level, positive recommendations will thus be adopted by those in relevant, as this researcher has fratenically laboured to gather relevant data so as to give a clear incision into the core issues of women's land rights as a genuine move towards improving the a lot of

women at grassroots level hence improving society and the nation at the global level.

The researcher is opined that this paper proves a crucial and indispensable tool to the local authorities, legislators and students of women's land rights. Much obliged!




TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEDICATION ........................................................................................... .i

ACKNOWLEDGMENT .............................................................................. .ii

DECLARATION ....................................................................................... iii

APPROVAL ............................................................................................ .iv

ABSTRACT .............................................................................................. v

TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................ vi

LIST OF STATUTES ................................................................................. x

INTERNATIONAL LEGAL INSTRUMENTS ................................................. xi

LIST OF CASES ..................................................................................... xii

GLOSSARY OF TERMS .......................................................................... xiii

CHAPTER ONE ........................................................................ ............... 1

GENERAL OVERVIEW ............................................................................ 1

1.1 General Introduction .......................................................................... 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem ................................................................... 3

1.3 Objectives of the Study ..................................................................... .4

1.4 Specific Objectives ............................................................................. 4

1.5 Research Questions ........................................................................... 5

1.6 Scope of the Study ............................................................................. 5

1. 7 Significance of the Study. ........................................._ . ......................... 5

1.8 Justification of the Study ................................................................... 6

1.9 Research Methodology ....................................................................... 6

1.10 Definition of Key Terms .................................................................... 8

1.11 Literature Review ............................................................................. 9

1.12 Chapterisation ............................................................................... 11

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CHAPTER TW0 ........................................................................................... 12

LEGAL REGIME AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK ................................................ 12

2.0 Introduction .................................................................................. 12

2.1 International Laws ......................................................................... 12

2.1.1 The Convention on Elimination of Discrimination on all forms against

Women (CEDAW) ................................................................................. 12

2.1.2 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ........... : ...................... 14

2.1.3 The 1958 ILO Convention III ........................................................ 15

2.1.4 The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights ....................... 15

2.2 National/ Domestic Laws ............................................................... 16

2.2.1 The 1995 Constitution of Uganda ................................................ 16

2.3 Acts of Parliament/ Statutes .......................................................... 20

2.3.1 The Land Act Cap. 227 ............................................................... 20

2.3.2 The Land (Amendment) Act, 2004 ................................................ 21

2.3.3 The Registration of Titles Act Cap. 230 ......................................... 22

2.3.4 The Judicature Act Cap. 13 ......................................................... 22

2.4 Cases and Organisations ................................................................ 23

2.5 Conclusion .................................................................................... 26

CHAPTER THREE ........................... o••·················································27

METHODOLOGY ................................................................................. 27

3.0 Introduction ................................................................................... 27

3.1 Area of Study .................................................................................. 27

3.2 Research Design .............................................................................. 27

3.3 Study Population ............................................................................. 28

3.4 Sampling Framework ....................................................................... 28

3.5 Sources of Data ............................................................................... 29

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Research, S. (2022). The Legal Framework Regulating Women's Right To Own Land In Uganda. Case Study Of Nebbi District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-legal-framework-regulating-women-s-right-to-own-land-in-uganda-case-study-of-nebbi-district

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Research, SSA "The Legal Framework Regulating Women's Right To Own Land In Uganda. Case Study Of Nebbi District" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-legal-framework-regulating-women-s-right-to-own-land-in-uganda-case-study-of-nebbi-district. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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Research, SSA . "The Legal Framework Regulating Women's Right To Own Land In Uganda. Case Study Of Nebbi District". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 13 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-legal-framework-regulating-women-s-right-to-own-land-in-uganda-case-study-of-nebbi-district >.

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