Journal Article

The Entrenchment of Qadis’ Courts in the Ugandan Constitution

Jamil Ddamulira Mujuzi

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 26, issue 3, pages 306-326
Published in print December 2012 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online October 2012 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebs009
The Entrenchment of Qadis’ Courts in the Ugandan Constitution

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Article 129(1)(d) of the Constitution of Uganda provides that [t]he judicial power of Uganda shall be exercised by the courts of judicature which shall consist of: (i) the Supreme Court of Uganda; (ii) the Court of Appeal of Uganda; (iii) the High Court of Uganda; and (iv) such subordinate courts as Parliament may by law establish, including Qadis’ courts for marriage, divorce, inheritance of property, and guardianship, as may be prescribed by Parliament. Muslims are estimated to be between 12 and 16 per cent of the Ugandan population. This article looks at the drafting history of Article 129(1)(d) and recent developments on the law relating to marriage, divorce, inheritance of property, and guardianship by Muslims in Uganda.

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Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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