Dr Catherine S. Namakula

PhD (Wits); LLM (Nottingham); PGDLP (LDC); LLB (MUK)
Adjectival Law
Telephone Number: 
+27 43 704 7187
Teaching Responsibilities: 

Constitutional Law, Administrative Law

Other Responsibilities: 

Trainer, social investor, mentor for emerging women.

Research Interests: 

Human rights, criminal justice


Currently constituting the Commonwealth Consultancy Pool on Rule of Law Projects, Dr Catherine S. Namakula is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) and Head of Department, Adjectival Law at the Nelson Mandela School of Law, building on international experience in research and advocacy in seven countries across Europe and Africa. 

She is a human rights author that has published the pioneering book Language and the Right to Fair Hearing in International Criminal Trials, which has been cited with approval by the UN General Assembly in Res A/70/212, of 30 July 2015, on effective promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic, and endorsed by leading scholars and practitioners in international criminal justice as a significant contribution to the field.

Dr Namakula facilitates trainings of national judiciaries on fair trial and has delivered lectures on cutting-edge issues of international law. She has obtained the audience of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and participated in deliberations at Chatham House.

She is committed to contributing to a global culture of full respect for human dignity as an insightful legal writer, practitioner and educator.

She has previously been awarded scholarships by the Alistair Berkeley Memorial Trust (2010), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (2010), and the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (2011).