Satang Nabaneh 1

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.


Current Projects

  1. 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.
  2. 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)



  • 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 ‘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. 


2018 - 2014

  • S Nabaneh ‘The Gambia: Commentary’ in R Wolfrum, R Grote & C Fombad (eds.) Constitutions of the World (Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • 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). 

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