Robert Doya Nanima

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of the Western Cape

Dr Robert Doya Nanima is a post-doctoral researcher in the Children Rights Project of the Dullah Omar Institute. He has lectured the law of evidence at the Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape. He is closely involved with the work of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of Children (ACERWC) and particularly on projects and outputs of the African Children’s Charter Project (ACCP). He has published a number of articles, and presented at national and international conferences. Previously, he worked as a Coordinator of the Graduates Lecturing Assistants Programme at the Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape, and as a State Attorney with the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, Uganda.


  • 2019–2020
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape
  • 2018–2018
    Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape
  • 2017–2017
    Coordinator, GLA Programme, Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape


  • 2018 
    university of the western cape, Doctorate in Public Law
  • 2016 


  • 2017
    Admission of confessions in Uganda: Unpacking the theoretical, substantive and procedural considerations of the Supreme Court., East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights
  • 2017
    The need for a review of plea bargaining in Uganda: a reflection on the experiences under Common Law and in South Africa, Journal of Comparative Law in Africa
  • 2017
    Prosecution of Rhino Poachers: The Need to Focus on Prosecution of the Higher Echelons of Organised Crime Networks, African Journal of Legal Studies
  • 2017
    Barnard v Minister of Justice: the minister’s verdict - Deciding on parole for offenders serving life sentences, South African Criminal Quarterly
  • 2017
    An evaluation of Kenya's parallel legal regime on refugees, and the courts' guarantee of their rights, Law, Democracy and Development
  • 2016
    The Drafting History of the Uganda Penal Code (Amendment) Act and Challenges to Its Implementation, Statute Law Review
  • 2016
    The Legal Status of Evidence obtained through Human Rights Violations in Uganda, Porchefstroom Electronic Law Journal