PNDC LAW 111 IN GHANA AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS

Abstract

The paper has discussed Ghana’s PNDC Law 111 and related it to international human rights instruments such as the African Charter and the CEDAW on women’s property inheritance rights. The objective is to find out if Law 111 fully promotes women’s property inheritance rights. The findings are that: to some extent, Law 111 has addressed some injustices faced by women on intestate inheritance. However, Law 111 has certain weaknesses, which go against the equality clauses in the international human rights instruments. Due to the weaknesses, PNDC Law 111 has not fully met the standards set by the international human rights regimes on women’s property inheritance. Since Law 111 is a national law on intestate succession, it needs to reform itself. The research is important because it highlights some of the weaknesses of law 111 on women’s intestate property inheritance and calls for reform on the subject

Keywords: International human rights instruments., Intestate, PNDC Law 111, women’s property inheritance


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