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School of Law

Professor Fareda Banda

BL, LLB (Zimbabwe), DPhil (Oxon)


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School of Law

Professor in the Laws of Africa

Centre for Gender Studies


Professor Fareda Banda
Email address:
020 7898 4664
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
Office Hours:
Tuesday 11.00 - 13.00


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Federica Sona, In the Shadow of uniformity: Islamic and Muslim marriages in contemporary Europe.
  • Muna Hersi, ‘The Veil of Theory’ in understanding what makes rape financially negotiable in Somaliland.


Authored Books

Banda, Fareda (2005) Women, Law and Human Rights: An African Perspective. Hart.

Banda, Fareda and Chinkin, C. (2004) Gender, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples. London: Minority Rights Group International.

Book Chapters

Banda, Fareda (2002) 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Courts and Customary Law in Zimbabwe.' In: Bainham, A., (ed.), The International Survey of Family Law 2002 Edition. Jordan, pp. 471-487.

Banda, Fareda (1999) 'Inheriting Trouble? Changing the Face of the Customary Law of Succession in Zimbabwe.' In: Bainham, A., (ed.), The International Survey of Family Law. Kluwer, pp. 525-549.

Banda, Fareda (1998) 'Meaningless Gestures? African Nations and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women.' In: J, eds, (ed.), The Changing Family Forms and Family Law. Hart Publishing, pp. 529-541.


Banda, Fareda (2003) 'Global Standards: Local Values.' International Journal of Law Policy and the Family, 17 (1). pp. 1-27.

Banda, Fareda (2002) 'Going it Alone: SADC and the Gender Debate.' Journal of African Law, 46 (2). pp. 259-264.

Banda, Fareda (1997) 'Family Law Reform in Zimbabwe 1987 to the Present.' The International Survey of Family Law . pp. 543-562.


Banda, Fareda and Malleson, K (2000) 'Factors Affecting the Decision to Apply for Silk and Judicial Office.' Lord Chancellors Dept. Research Series No.2/00. pp. 1-49.

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