Polygamy in the Domestic Relations Bill 2003: A Barrier to the Women’s Human Rights in Uganda?
56 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2009
Date Written: July 9, 2009
The paper discusses the Domestic Relations Bill which provides for equal rights between men and the women during marriage and its dissolution. The paper analyses the practice of polygamy which this Bill seeks to legitimize in support of the religious and cultural practices of the people of Uganda. This article examines the impact of polygamy on the women's rights in Uganda and also analyses the issue of cultural relativism and universalism in relation to the protection of the rights to religion and culture, against the right to equality.
Keywords: The Domestic Relations Bill, Women's human rights, polygamy, culutarl relativism, universalism
JEL Classification: K33
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