Prof Benyam Dawit Mezmur

Project Head

Prof Mezmur is the project head of the Children’s rights and he is also the Chairperson of the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of the Child has published a number of articles on children's rights in Africa and related topics, is also a lecturer of the LLM modules - International Protection of Human Rights- and Children’s Rights and the Law, at UWC.

He also lectures at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Dr Mezmur was appointed Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC). He has been closely involved in the work of the African Committee since 2002.He was also elected by the UN General Assembly to the UN Committee on the rights of children in 2012. Previously, he has worked as a Legal Officer for The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF).

He has also been awarded research fellowships by the Universities of Utrecht and Groningen (Netherlands) and Abo Akademi (Finland), and presented in national and international conferences.

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