Satang Nabaneh

Satang Nabaneh
University of Pretoria | UP · Centre for Human Rights

Doctor of Laws

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Introduction
As both an advocate and a socio-legal researcher, Satang specializes in international human rights, particularly as they relate to gender, and reproduction; comparative constitutionalism, politics, democracy and rule of law.
Education
January 2012 - December 2012
University of Pretoria
Field of study
  • Law

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Publications (40)
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Health rights litigation is still an emerging phenomenon in Africa, despite the constitutions of many African countries having provisions to advance the right to health. Litigation can provide a powerful tool not only to hold governments accountable for failure to realise the right to health, but also to empower the people to seek redress for the v...
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While international and regional human rights instruments have recognized female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) as one of the most prevalent forms of violence against women and girls, in many African states FGM/C is a deeply entrenched cultural practice. There is a consensus against FGM, as evidenced by its criminalization in several African co...
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The Gambian legislative and policy framework were reviewed to determine the extent to which the rights of persons with disabilities are protected. The article is in Section B of the peer-reviewed African Disability Rights Yearbook.
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As 2017 witnessed unprecedented political events in The Gambia that resulted in a transition from a dictatorship to a democracy, this report looks at various constitutional amendments, promulgation of new laws, constitutional case law and politics including Gambianization of the judiciary and what big questions await The Gambia in 2018 or beyond....
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The aim of this paper is to assess The Gambia's laws on abortion. It argues that the restrictive laws on abortion are less a function of religious doctrine and more due to the historical and contemporary structure of the Gambian state, influenced by autocratic rule. As such, the current shift from an authoritarian regime to a democratic one suggest...
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African Regional protection of women’s reproductive health and rights, focusing primarily on access to abortion
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In this chapter, the question asked is whether African countries can ensure criminal accountability for violence against women with disabilities. For this analysis, the definition of criminal accountability for violence against women with disabilities in Africa rests on the question: Is violence against women with disabilities recognised as a crimi...
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The Gambia is approaching presidential elections on 4 December 2021. This will be the first vote since the electoral defeat of former President Yahya Jammeh by a coalition of opposition parties, ending 22 years of dictatorship. That unprecedented political event brought the promise for democratic governance – but is it being fulfilled? The next pre...
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للجنة الأفريقية لحقوق الإنسان والشعوب (المشار اليها فيما يلي باللجنة الأفريقية) هي الجهاز الرئيسيالمعني…
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Verfassungsblog’s Online Symposium "Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic" Here I discuss how the successive declarations of states of public emergency in The Gambia circumvented parliamentary oversight + restricted human rights. I focus on the central question of the use of power during an emergency, examining parliamentary oversight, and concerns from...
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La Commission africaine des Droits de l’Homme et des Peuples (ci-après la Commission africaine) est le principal organe des droits de l’homme de l’Union africaine (ci-après l’UA) établi en vertu de la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (ci-après la Charte africaine) avec pour mandat de promouvoir et de protéger les droits de l’ho...
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The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (hereinafter the African Commission) is the foremost human rights organ of the African Union (hereinafter the AU) established under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (hereinafter the African Charter) with the mandate to promote and protect human rights through examining state report...
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A Comissão Africana dos Direitos do Humanos e dos Povos (doravante designada por Comissão Africana) é o principal órgão de direitos humanos da União Africana (doravante UA) estabelecido ao abrigo da Carta Africana dos Direitos do Homem e dos Povos (doravante designada por Carta Africana) com o mandato de promover e proteger os direitos humanos atra...
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Opinio Juris symposium on the rUSA sanctions on the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and the head of the Office of the Prosecutor’s Jurisdiction, Complementarity, and Cooperation Division (JCCD), Phakiso Mochochoko. My contribution to the Opinio Juris' symposium focuses broadly on the impact such sanctions are likely t...
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Discrimination and stigma relating to persons with albinism remain the norm in many African countries. There are documented reports of how persons with albinism have been subjected to gross human-rights violations owing to their colour. While attention has been given to the killings of persons with albinism worldwide, little attention has been give...
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This is the fourth edition of the I·CONnect-Clough Center Global Review of Constitutional Law. This 2019 Global Review assembles detailed but relatively brief reports on constitutional developments and cases in 73 jurisdictions during the past calendar year. The reports are authored by academic and/or judicial experts, and often the reports are co-...
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After more than two years, the drafting of the constitution aimed at ushering The Gambia's third republic reached a dead-end. This op-ed explains what the rejection of the new constitution means for the country. Published by The Conversation: (https://theconversation.com/why-the-gambias-quest-for-a-new-constitution-came-unstuck-and-what-next-14711...
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Commentary on the recent rejection of The Gambia’s proposed Constitution Promulgation Bill, 2020 (‘the Bill’). The Bill would have enabled the eventual promulgation the Constitution of the Gambia, 2020 (‘Draft Constitution’) and the repeal of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, 1997 (‘1997 Constitution’). This op-ed is published on th...
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The presentation gives an overview of the anti-corruption legal framework in The Gambia. It also examines broad guidelines and benchmarks that set out minimum legal standards in preventing, combating, investigating, prosecuting and ultimately punishing the corrupt in an appropriate and certain manner.
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On July 07, 2020 The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights announced the publication of its new Rules of Procedure, 2020 (2020 RoPs). The Rules were adopted at the Commission’s 27th Extra-Ordinary Session, held from 19 February to 04 March 2020, pursuant to Article 42(2) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and came into f...
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La Commission africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples (Commission africaine) a été confrontée à de graves menaces pour son indépendance et son autonomie ces dernières années. Notamment, en juin 2018, le Conseil exécutif de l’Union africaine (UA), lors de sa 33ème session ordinaire à Nouakchott, Mauritanie, a déclaré en vertu du paragraphe 5...
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Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond asks and considers: What is feminist parenting? Is it something for all parents? What does it mean to be a feminist parent in practice? The collection aims to fill a gap on feminist parenting in the existing literature by bringing timely non-Eurocentric perspectives. More specifically, the ant...
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Discrimination and stigma relating to persons with albinism remain the norm in many African countries. There are documented reports of how persons with albinism have been subjected to gross human-rights violations owing to their colour. While attention has been given to the killings of persons with albinism worldwide, little attention has been give...
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This is the third edition of the I·CONnect-Clough Center Global Review of Constitutional Law The 2018 Global Review assembles detailed but relatively brief reports on constitutional developments and cases in 65 jurisdictions during the past calendar year. The reports are authored by academic and/or judicial experts, and often the reports are co-au...
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The Gambia’s decision to join the APRM on 28 January 2018 is an important milestone in their efforts to demonstrate their commitment to good governance, transparency and to a truly participatory democracy. The primary focus of this paper is to examine the modalities and the extent to which the APRM can play a role in monitoring and strengthening of...
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As part of the KAS Rule of Law in Sub-Saharan Africa programme, this presentation was part of a workshop that reviews the existing legal framework for Preventing, Combating, Investigating, Prosecuting and Punishing the Corrupt. The presentation outlined the legal framework that exists in The Gambia to counter corruption and highlight the gaps, chal...
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The issue of Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) has become a human rights concern in Africa. Although FGM has been international recognized as an extreme form of violation of rights, health and integrity of women, it continues to be practiced. It is estimated that 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences o...
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What are health and health systems impacts of decriminalisation of abortion? In Africa both abortion law and abortion policies vary greatly, with some countries, and most notably Ethiopia, liberalizing in fact without major legal changes. In other cases, such as in Zambia, the law in principle provides for legal abortion, but on terms that in pract...
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Although Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) has been international recognized as an extreme form of violation of rights, health and integrity of women, it continues to be practiced. International and regional human rights instruments including the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (...
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The Gambia, a small country with pedigree of insignificant geopolitical value continues to evoke a puzzling perception of postcoloniality. Generally, the norm in authoritarian setting is for the incumbent to win rather than lose elections, but sometimes the opposition scores a surprising victory, eventually leading to a democratic transition. In De...
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The Gambia report forms part of the 10 country study on 'Child Marriage in Africa' by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. The report examines the prevalence, causes and impacts of child marriage in The Gambia. It sets out the legal frameworks that prohibit child marriage and describes some of the circumstances that result in laws...
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The Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, 1997 (as Amended to 2017)
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The Introductory Note describes the constitutional history of The Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest state, which gained independence from Britain in 1965. It covers the first republic from 1970, the military coup of 1994, and the introduction of the Constitution in 1997, which recognizes the country as a sovereign secular republic. The Gambia has...
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The chapter determines the extent to which two main regional human rights treaties in Africa (African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Maputo Protocol) have been effective and impactful in The Gambia. The chapter sets out to answer three overarching questions: what is the status of the implementation of the African Charter and the Map...
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Articles 14(1)(d) and (e) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa specifically provide for women's sexual and reproductive health rights in the context of HIV. In spite of this unique attribute, the provisions themselves are ambiguous and require further elaboration in order to give effec...
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Empirical research that focuses on women’s representation in politics both at the parliament and local government levels in The Gambia. The study was funded within the framework of a partnership between TANGO and African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) under the project ‘Support to Human and Institutional Capacity of The Association of Non-Go...
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The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (African Women’s Protocol) is the only international legally binding instrument that explicitly affirms abortion rights but in the prescribed minimum limits. Article 14(2)(c) of the African Women’s Protocol excludes socio-economic reasons and upon requ...

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