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Uganda bride price refund outlawed by top judges

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6 August 2015 Last updated at 14:08 BST

Uganda’s Supreme Court has ruled that the practice of refunding a bride price, or dowry, on the dissolution of a customary marriage is unconstitutional and should be banned.

The judges said it suggested that women were in a market place, and infringed on their right to divorce.

But they rejected the argument that the bride price itself was unconstitutional.

The BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga reports.

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