Challenges and opportunities in inheritance rights in Uganda. CPRC Policy Note.

Abstract

This Policy Note addresses how Ugandan law currently affects property inheritance, the challenges and opportunities in existing law reform, and the issues surrounding how inheritance is governed and practised in people’s lives in Uganda. Ugandan statutory law contains some progressive as well as constraining elements for the protection of spouses’ and children’s inheritance rights. Opportunities exist to address limitations through the revision of Uganda’s Succession Act, and in allocating budget resources to implement provisions of the laws, such as the existing prohibition against evicting a widow or orphaned child from their residence.

Citation

Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK, 11 pp.

Challenges and opportunities in inheritance rights in Uganda. CPRC Policy Note.

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