LLD, LLM (University of Pretoria), LLB (University of The Gambia)
Post-Doctoral Fellow: LLM/MPhil (SRRA)
Tel: +27 (0)12 420 5485
Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, Health and Human Rights, Women’s Human Rights, Gender Equality, Gambian Constitutional Law, Policy Analysis and Socio-Legal Empirical Research.
- Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Satang_Nabaneh
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSatangNabaneh
- Website: www.satangnabaneh.com
- Transforming thesis titled “Power dynamics in the provision of legal abortion: A feminist perspective on nurses and conscientious objection in South Africa" (2020) into book.
- Co-editing book “The Gambia in transition: Towards a new constitutional order’ for Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)
- International human rights law
- Women’s Rights
- Sexual & Reproductive Rights
- Research Methodology
- Qualitative Research Methods
- African law and society scholarship
Supervision: LLM/MPhil Dissertations
Co-Supervisor (with M Killander): Husselmann, C ‘Abortion law in Namibia and South Africa’ (2019) LLM Dissertation, University of Pretoria
Academic Fellowships and Grants
- Junior Scholar Workshop Awardee, Law and Society Association (2019)
- African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya (2018-2020)
- Fellow, Comparative Law & Societies Study (CLASS), Law, Societies & Justice Department, University of Washington, USA (2017-2021)
- Doctoral Fellowship, Chr. Michelsen Institution (CMI) and Centre on Law and Social Transformation, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway (2016-2019) as part of the project on political determinants of sexual and reproductive health in Africa (Research Council of Norway #248159).
- Winner of the Victor Dankwa Prize for the best performance in the Module: Human Rights in Africa in the 2012 LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) program (2012)
- DAAD Scholar: German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship to pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. (2012)
- Gambian government Scholarship to study law at the University of The Gambia (2007-2011)
Nabaneh, Satang: The Use of Emergency Powers in Response to COVID-19 in The Gambia, VerfBlog, 2021/5/06, https://verfassungsblog.de/the-use-of-emergency-powers-in-response-to-covid-19-in-the-gambia/, DOI: 10.17176/20210506-111540-0.
- S Nabaneh ‘Abortion and ‘conscientious objection’ in South Africa: The need for regulation’ in E Durojaye, G Mirugi-Mukundi & C Ngwena (eds) Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa Constraints and Opportunities (Routledge, Forthcoming 2021)
- S Nabaneh (with E Durojaye) ‘Addressing Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation (FGC/M) in The Gambia: Beyond Criminalisation’ in E Durojaye, G Mirugi-Mukundi & C Ngwena (eds) Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Africa Constraints and Opportunities (Routledge, Forthcoming 2021)
- S Nabaneh, G Sowe & M Saine, ‘Gambia’ in R Albert et al (eds). The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law (November 26, 2020), pp. 129-133. Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3736382.
- S Nabaneh ‘Maintaining the Independence of the African Commission On Human And Peoples’ Rights: A Commentary On The Rules Of Procedure, 2020’ (August 24, 2020) Coalition for the Independence of the African Commission. Available at: (English) https://achprindependence.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CIAC_RoP_Nabaneh_Rules-of-Procedure.pdf; (French): https://achprindependence.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/CIAC_FRRoP_Nabaneh_Rules-of-Procedure.pdf.
- S Nabaneh ‘Becoming an African Feminist Parent’ in RS Dieng & A O’Reilly (eds.) Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond (Demeter Press, 2020), pp. 99-106.
- S Nabaneh (with E Durojaye) ‘Human Rights and access to health care for Persons with Albinism in Africa’ 7 (2019) African Disability Rights Yearbook 35-58. Available at: https://www.adry.up.ac.za/index.php/articles-2019/ebenezer-durojaye-satang-nabaneh.html.
- S Nabaneh ‘The Gambia’s Political Transition to Democracy: Is Abortion Reform Possible?’ (December 2019) 21(2) Health and Human Rights Journal 167-179. Available at: https://www.hhrjournal.org/2019/12/the-gambias-political-transition-to-democracy-is-abortion-reform-possible/.
- S Nabaneh & G Sowe ‘The Gambia: The state of liberal democracy’ in R Albert et al (eds) The I·CONnect-Clough Center 2018 Global Review of Constitutional Law (October 21, 2019), pp. 107- 111. Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3471638.
- S Nabaneh & A Muula ‘Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A complex legal and ethical landscape’ (2019) 145 (2) International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics 253-257. Available at: https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijgo.12792.
2018 - 2014
- S Nabaneh ‘Country report: The Gambia’ (2018) 6 African Disability Rights Yearbook 232-248. Available at: https://www.pulp.up.ac.za/images/pulp/books/journals/ADRY_2018/Gamia%20country%20report_2018.pdf.
- S Nabaneh ‘The Gambia: Commentary’ in R Wolfrum, R Grote & C Fombad (eds.) Constitutions of the World (Oxford University Press, 2017).
- S Nabaneh ‘The impact of the African Charter and the Maputo Protocol in The Gambia’ in V Ayeni (ed) The impact of the African Charter and Maputo Protocol in selected African States (Pretoria University Law Press, 2016). Available at: http://www.pulp.up.ac.za/edited-collections/the-impact-of-the-african-charter-and-the-maputo-protocol-in-selected-african-states.
- S Nabaneh ‘Litigating the Right to Health in Mozambique: A Critical Analysis in E Durojaye (ed) Litigating the Right to Health in Africa: Challenges and Prospects (Ashgate: 2015).
- S Nabaneh (et al.) ‘The African Women’s Rights Protocol and HIV: Delineating the African Commission’s General Comment on articles 14(1)(d) and (e) of the Protocol’ (2014) 14(2) African Human Rights Law Journal 681-704. Available at: http://www.ahrlj.up.ac.za/images/ahrlj/2014/ahrlj_vol14_no2_2014_chapter17.pdf.
Media/ Blog Articles:
- ‘Why The Gambia’s quest for a new constitution came unstuck – and what next’ The Conversation (October 6, 2020).
- ‘Attempts at Constitutional Reform in The Gambia: Whither the Draft Constitution?’ IACL-AIDC Blog (September 29, 2020).
- S Nabaneh 'Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights for women with albinism in Africa' AfricLaw (September 11, 2020)
- S Nabaneh “#IAmToufah Makes the Message Clear: We Will Not Wish the Rape Crisis Away,” Impakter, (July 24, 2019)
- S Nabaneh ‘The role of sexual and reproductive health in gender equality’ Observer Research Foundation (July 17, 2019).
- S Nabaneh ‘Ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2030: Harnessing National and Regional Laws to Protect Women and Girls’ Human Rights Brief, American University, Washington College of Law (May 3, 2019).
- S Nabaneh ‘Op-Ed #BalanceforBetter: Investing in African women and girls’ rights will lead to their empowerment’ Centre for Human Rights, (March 8, 2019)
- S Nabaneh “The need for an independent Gambian judiciary,” Law Hub Gambia Blog, (December 14, 2018)
- S Nabaneh “The changing politics of Gambian citizenship debate,” Law Hub Gambia Blog, (November 29, 2018)
- S Nabaneh (with Marion Stevens & Lucía Berro Pizzarossa “Let’s call ‘conscientious objection’ by its name: Obstruction of access to care and abortion in South Africa,” Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, (October 24, 2018)
- S Nabaneh “New Gambia and the Remaking of the Constitution” ConstitutionNet, (March 16, 2017)
- S Nabaneh “The unspoken: Unsafe abortion in The Gambia and the necessity for legal reform,” AfricLaw, (March 13, 2018)
- S Nabaneh “Suppressing dissent: The Gambian reality,” AfricLaw, (April 19, 2016)
- S Nabaneh “Banning female circumcision in The Gambia through legislative change: The next steps,” AfricLaw, (January 19, 2016)
- Centre for Human Rights ‘Validation of the shadow reporting guidelines to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights’ (October 1, 2020). Available at: https://youtu.be/7sK63HS-CCw.
- ‘Researching intersectionality of gender, ability, class and caste’ (August 19, 2020) during the 2020 Bergen Exchanges of the UiB-CMI Centre for Law and Social Transformation. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5dZSXRKAM
- Video: ‘Academic Freedom Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa’ March 28, 2020 at the Scholars at Risk's Global Congress. Available at: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/resources/academic-freedom-issues-in-sub-saharan-africa-panel/.
- Video: National Discussion on The Final Draft Constitution of The Gambia, May 16, 2020. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bkgyH4iago.
- Video: ‘Constitutional reform process in Gambia,’ Centre on Law & Social Transformation, Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI), University of Bergen, Norway, November 27, 2019. Available at https://www.lawtransform.no/news/video-constitutional-reform-process-in-gambia/.
- Video: ‘Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Constitutional and Electoral Reform in The Gambia’ Kerr Fatou, November 13, 2019. Available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqOEOm5oqHw.
- African Peer Review Mechanism ‘Ms Satang Nabane - African Governance Seminar Series (AGOSS): Interviews’ (December 2, 2018). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ITO_4Qo4qA.