Dignity of women under the constitution is compromised if bride price refunded, declares Ugandan Supreme Court
By 7 August 2015
Uganda supreme court in session [photo credit: Daily Monitor]
<div><p>The Supreme Court has ruled that the refund of bride price by the woman’s parents or relatives upon a failed marriage is unconstitutional.
</p></div><div><p>But the same court declined to declare that practice of demanding for payment of bride-price as a precondition for customary marriage as unconstitutional. This means that paying of bride price by the boy’s side to the parents of the girl is to continue.
</p></div><div><p>In a majority judgment of 6:1, Justice Jotham Tumwesigye who wrote the lead judgment observed that it’s unfair to demand a refund of bride price from the woman’s parents after years of marriage.
</p></div><div><p>The judge added that it’s not likely that the parents of the woman would be keeping the property ready to refund.
Read the full article here: Daily Monitor