Uganda bride price refund outlawed by top judges
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.