The Law Hub Gambia team is made up of multi-disciplinary Gambians who are committed and passionate about ensuring rule of law, human rights and good governance. Meet the team:

Satang Nabaneh (Founder & Editor)    Satang Nabaneh is a seasoned human rights defender, researcher and consultant. She is a co-founder of Think Young Women (TYW). Currently, Satang is the Gambian Country Reporter for the ‘Constitutions of the Countries of the World’ published by the Oxford University Press and the University of Pretoria. Satang has published book chapters and academic journal articles.  She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and LL.B (Hons) from University of The Gambia. She is pursuing her doctorate studies. Her research interests include a broad range of issues related to human rights, democracy and constitutionalism.  Twitter: @ satangnabaneh

Satang Nabaneh (Founder & Editor)


Satang Nabaneh is a seasoned human rights defender, researcher and consultant. She is a co-founder of Think Young Women (TYW). Currently, Satang is the Gambian Country Reporter for the ‘Constitutions of the Countries of the World’ published by the Oxford University Press and the University of Pretoria. Satang has published book chapters and academic journal articles.

She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, and LL.B (Hons) from University of The Gambia. She is pursuing her doctorate studies. Her research interests include a broad range of issues related to human rights, democracy and constitutionalism.

Twitter: @satangnabaneh

Njundu Drammeh (Editor)   Njundu Drammeh is a child rights activist and has many years of experience in training child-focused organisations and groups on UN and AU legal instruments and standards relating to children and on child rights programming. He has interests in women’s rights promotion and human rights in general. Njundu engages in advocacy and undertakes research work on child protection.

Njundu Drammeh (Editor)

Njundu Drammeh is a child rights activist and has many years of experience in training child-focused organisations and groups on UN and AU legal instruments and standards relating to children and on child rights programming. He has interests in women’s rights promotion and human rights in general. Njundu engages in advocacy and undertakes research work on child protection.

Musu Bakoto Sawo (Contributor)   Musu Bakoto Sawo is the National Coordinator for  Think Young Women . She is also a legal scholar that lectures at the University of The Gambia, Faculty of law. Musu also serves as a Programme Officer for the Girl Generation in The Gambia. She is a strong women and girls’ rights activist and has in-depth knowledge of human rights through her membership in different Community Based Organisation (CBOs) and in different capacities.  She has translated this knowledge into capacity building, research, networking, programme development and practical engagement with human rights mechanisms and with grassroots, national, regional and international organisations and platforms. Her activism in the area of children and women’s rights spans more than 16 years. She holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.  Twitter:  @musubakoto

Musu Bakoto Sawo (Contributor)

Musu Bakoto Sawo is the National Coordinator for Think Young Women. She is also a legal scholar that lectures at the University of The Gambia, Faculty of law. Musu also serves as a Programme Officer for the Girl Generation in The Gambia. She is a strong women and girls’ rights activist and has in-depth knowledge of human rights through her membership in different Community Based Organisation (CBOs) and in different capacities.

She has translated this knowledge into capacity building, research, networking, programme development and practical engagement with human rights mechanisms and with grassroots, national, regional and international organisations and platforms. Her activism in the area of children and women’s rights spans more than 16 years. She holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.

Twitter: @musubakoto

 
Madi Jobarteh (Contributor)   Madi Jobarteh is a Gambian human rights defender with 20 years experience in social work. He was program manager of The Association of NGOs in the Gambia (TANGO). He has done extensive work with women, young people, persons with disability and people living with HV/AIDS in promotion of human rights. He has also conducted human rights training for security officers, policy and lawmakers and traditional authorities in his country including working with communities.  Madi has been involved in elections observations both in the Gambia and abroad. He is a strong advocate for freedom of expression and has provided training to journalists on human rights and media. His involvement in an array of development issues indicates his passion and commitment to the empowerment of citizens to be the architects of their own destiny.  Madi is currently the Country Representative of the Westminister Foundation for Democracy, a new British outfit seeking to support and strengthen democracy in The Gambia. His office is located inside the National Assembly of The Gambia.  Twitter: @ JobartehMadi

Madi Jobarteh (Contributor)

Madi Jobarteh is a Gambian human rights defender with 20 years experience in social work. He was program manager of The Association of NGOs in the Gambia (TANGO). He has done extensive work with women, young people, persons with disability and people living with HV/AIDS in promotion of human rights. He has also conducted human rights training for security officers, policy and lawmakers and traditional authorities in his country including working with communities.

Madi has been involved in elections observations both in the Gambia and abroad. He is a strong advocate for freedom of expression and has provided training to journalists on human rights and media. His involvement in an array of development issues indicates his passion and commitment to the empowerment of citizens to be the architects of their own destiny.

Madi is currently the Country Representative of the Westminister Foundation for Democracy, a new British outfit seeking to support and strengthen democracy in The Gambia. His office is located inside the National Assembly of The Gambia.

Twitter: @JobartehMadi

Maria Saine (Contributor)   Maria Saine graduated from the University of The Gambia with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in 2017 and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Law at Trinity College Dublin. At the University of The Gambia, Maria served as Assistant Research Officer for the Law Student’s Association and has held internships at the Attorney General’s Chamber & Ministry of Justice and at Antouman AB Gaye’s Chambers. She is also a staff of Safe Hands for Girls where she has served as Programmes Officer and Programmes Manager between 2015 to 2017  Twitter: @ Ms_Saine

Maria Saine (Contributor)

Maria Saine graduated from the University of The Gambia with a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in 2017 and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Law at Trinity College Dublin. At the University of The Gambia, Maria served as Assistant Research Officer for the Law Student’s Association and has held internships at the Attorney General’s Chamber & Ministry of Justice and at Antouman AB Gaye’s Chambers. She is also a staff of Safe Hands for Girls where she has served as Programmes Officer and Programmes Manager between 2015 to 2017

Twitter: @Ms_Saine

Sainey Bah (Contributor)   Sainey Bah works in academia and interested in constitutional law, governance, international law, national human rights institutions and human rights law with a focus on the right to development.  He holds a Master of Laws Degree in Human Rights Law and Democratisation in Africa (LLM) from the University of Pretoria and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of The Gambia (UTG).  He had interned at the Uganda Human Rights Commission, is currently a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UTG and coordinator of the Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights in the Gambia (IACR), which promotes the rights of children through the provision of free legal representation for juvenile delinquents.  Twitter: @ makaya_debbal

Sainey Bah (Contributor)

Sainey Bah works in academia and interested in constitutional law, governance, international law, national human rights institutions and human rights law with a focus on the right to development.

He holds a Master of Laws Degree in Human Rights Law and Democratisation in Africa (LLM) from the University of Pretoria and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of The Gambia (UTG).

He had interned at the Uganda Human Rights Commission, is currently a Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, UTG and coordinator of the Institute for the Advancement of Children’s Rights in the Gambia (IACR), which promotes the rights of children through the provision of free legal representation for juvenile delinquents.

Twitter: @makaya_debbal

 
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Awa Gai(Contributor)

19 year old Awa Gai is an LLB student at the University of The Gambia and works as Programmes Assistant at Safe Hands For Girls. Awa has a strong passion in upholding the rights of women and children at any given chance. She also currently serves as the Secretary General of the Pan-African Female Youth Leaders, The Gambia chapter and the Programmes Manager of Education For Change.

Twitter: @AwaGai_