Selamawit Girmay Birhane is a federal high court appellate judge and case flow management coordinator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to assuming this position, she served as the head of the Child Justice Project and the National Court Reform Program under the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia. Judge Birhane coordinated a referral system established by 34 governmental and non-governmental organizations to ensure child justice in Ethiopia and was the vice-chair of the technical committee for the National Coordinating Body for Multi-Sectoral and Integrated Response to Violence against Women and Children. She is a member of the Ethiopian Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Judge Birhane seeks to ensure an improved justice administration system and better promotion and protection of the rights of children in Ethiopia.

Judge Birhane is a recipient of the COVID-19 In The Arena Grant. With this micro-grant, she will supply families in Addis Ababa with food, sanitation materials and personal protective equipment.

Placement Organization: Border Network for Human Rights

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