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Lesotho: Constitutional Court Denies Women the Right to Inherit Customary Titles

(May 20, 2013) On May 16, 2013, Lesotho’s High Court (Constitutional Division) upheld a provision in the Chieftainship Act giving the exclusive right to inherit the customary title of Chief to the firstborn male offspring, denying female children the same rights on the basis of gender. (Press Release, Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Lesotho Court Fails […]