Is the clan justice system ready to assume a greater role in land administration, as provided for in the 2013 Uganda National Land Policy?

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The 2013 Uganda National Land Policy seeks to “recognize and harmonize the traditional customary
system with the formal statutory system in land administration”, and restructure the land administration system to “enable traditional customary institutions to operate as the tiers of first instance in respect of land held under customary tenure”.

The time has therefore come for LEMU to analyze its experience working with the clans in mediation to assess whether or not the clans are able to contribute effectively to the implementation of these provisions.

This paper focuses on the question: how will clans administer land justice to women and children?