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Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English


4. The employer of every woman worker shall accord her protection during pregnancy and after birth, in accordance with the law. (Art. 40)

Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English

1. Subject to laws enacted in their best interests, children shall have the right to know and be cared for by their parents or those entitled by law to bring them up.
2. A child is entitled to basic education which shall be the responsibility of the State and the parents of the child.
… (Art. 34)

Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English

1. The judicial power of Uganda shall be exercised by the courts of judicature which shall consist of-
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d. such subordinate courts as Parliament may by law establish, including qadhis courts for marriage, divorce, inheritance of property and guardianship, as may be prescribed by Parliament.
… (Art. 129)

Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English

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3. The State shall protect women and their rights, taking into account their unique status and natural maternal functions in society.
… (Art. 33)

Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English

The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations; and, accordingly, it shall be the duty of every citizen-

d. to promote responsible parenthood;
… (National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy, XXIX)

Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English

The family is the natural and basic unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State. (National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy, XIX)

Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English

The State shall register every birth, marriage and death occurring in Uganda. (Art. 18)

Marriage and Family Life

Uganda, English

1. A man and a woman are entitled to marry only if they are each of the age of eighteen years and above and are entitled at that age-
a. to found a family; and
b. to equal rights at and in marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
2. Parliament shall make appropriate laws for the protection of the rights of widows and widowers to inherit the property of their deceased spouses and to enjoy parental rights over their children.
2a. Marriage between persons of the same sex is prohibited.
3. Marriage shall be entered into with the free consent of the man and woman intending to marry.
4. It is the right and duty of parents to care for and bring up their children.
5. Children may not be separated from their families or the persons entitled to bring them up against the will of their families or of those persons, except in accordance with the law. (Art. 31)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Uganda, English

1. In the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms prescribed in this Chapter6, no person shall prejudice the fundamental or other human rights and freedoms of others or the public interest.
2. Public interest under this article shall not permit-
a. political persecution;
b. detention without trial;
c. any limitation of the enjoyment of the rights and freedoms prescribed by this Chapter beyond what is acceptable and demonstrably justifiable in a free and democratic society, or what is provided in this Constitution. (Art. 43)

Limitations and/or Derogations

Uganda, English

Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution, there shall be no derogation from the enjoyment of the following rights and freedoms-
a. freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
b. freedom from slavery or servitude;
c. the right to fair hearing;
d. the right to an order of habeas corpus. (Art. 44)