Alumni Postdoc Fellow

Dr Abou Jeng

Alumni Fellows

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstr. 44
47059 Duisburg

Tel:  +49 (0)203 379-5230
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-mail: jeng@spam


Dr Abou Jeng joined Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Postdoc Fellow. He conducted his research in Research Unit 4 “Paradoxes and Perspectives of Democratization” from June 2013 to May 2014.

Research Interests

  • Human Rights
  • Governance and Constitutionalism
  • Globalisation
  • International Law
  • Democracy
  • Memory
  • Transitional Justice

Current Projects

  • Memory, Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa
  • Africa and International Law
  • International Criminal Court and the African Union
  • Fragile States, Insecure Communities: Governance and Human Security in West Africa
  • Human Rights and Disaster Management: National Challenges, Global Opportunities, Future Directions


07/2011-08/2012 Centre for Human Rights in Practice, University of Warwick
Associate Fellow
10/2007-07/2011 School of Law, University of Warwick
Tutor and Lecturer
11/2003-09/2005 National Water and Electricity Department, The Gambia
Legal and Human Resource
Senior Legal Officer and Board Secretary


Jeng, Abou (forthcoming): International Law and The Gambian State: Patterns and Binaries of an Inconvenient Coexistence, Journal of African Law

Jeng, Abou (forthcoming): Transitional Justice and Postconflict Reconstruction  in Somalia: The Role of the African Union, New East African Journal

Jeng, Abou (2013): Between Hope and Despair: Travails of Constitutional Law Making in Gambia's Second Republic, in: A.Saine, E.Ceesay, E. Sall (eds), State and Society in The Gambia Since Independence 1965-2012, Trenton, New Jersey, Africa World Press

Jeng, Abou (2012): Peacebuilding in the African Union: Law, Philosophy and Practice, Cambridge University Press

Jeng, Abou (2010): Enforcing the African Union Peace and Security Framework in Burundi, Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution Vol.2:8, 116-128

Teaching Responsibilities

  • International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Human rights and humanitarian law impact assessment
  • International law
  • Governance and democratisation in Africa
  • Somalia and postconflict reconstruction
  • Governance, Rule of law and Constitutionalism in The Gambia

Seminars and Conferences

  • Searching for Peace in the Horn of Africa: A Human Rights Perspective. Paper Presented at the Social Sciences Research Workshop, University of Warwick, July 2011
  • Burkas and Bikinis: The Paradox of Feminism and Women's Rights in The Gambia. Paper presented at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, May 2011
  • Conflict Transformation, Peace Cultivation and Internal Violence: Lessons and Experiences from Somaliland. Paper presented at Virginia Tech University, USA, Nov. 12-14, 2010
  • Confronting Umpunity More Seriously: The Dialectics of State and Trans-state Complicity in Somalia. Paper presented at the War and Conflict in Africa Conference, University of Texas, Houston, USA


  • British Society of International Law
  • Royal African Society
  • Independent Scholars Network
  • Genocide Scholars Association
  • Amnesty International


  • Calcutt Subject Prize for Outstanding Performance in Individual Subjects, University of Wales, UK

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