Anchinesh Shiferaw (LL.M)

Academic Biography

  • M in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa: Center for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2009)
  • B in Laws, Addis Ababa University, School of Law, Ethiopia (2007)
  • Certificate of participation in the United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Africa 2014
  • Certificate of Attendance in Critical Interdisciplinary Course on children’s Rights, University of Ghent and Children’s Rights Knowledge Center, Ghent, Belgium (2016)

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University since April 2012
  • Part-time Researcher, International Law and Policy Institute (April 2015- June 2016)
  • Consultant on Ending Violence Against Women, UN Women Ethiopia, Ethiopia (October 2014- February 2015)
  • Senior Human Rights Expert: Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (September 2010- April 2012)
  • Lecturer: Jimma University, Faculty of law, (August 2008-September 2010)

Teaching and Research concentration areas

International Human Rights law, Gender and human rights, Human rights and development, Children rights

Publications and research presentations

  • Anchinesh Shiferaw and Kuribachew Hailu (2018), Help Seeking Experiences of Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Legal and Social Protections, Ethiopian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. II, Center for Human Rights (forth coming)
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw and Fasil Mulatu (2016), Reflection on Different Approaches to Child Rights Scholarship in Ethiopian Higher Education Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities in Helena Calleeuw and Sara Lembrechts (eds.), Critical Interdisciplinary Course on Children’s Rights Between the Local and the Global: Course Report
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw, 2016, A Review of Ethiopia’s UPR Reports: Cycles, Recommmendations, and Follow-up Actions in Kjetil Tronvoll (ed.), Supplementary Report under the project Protection of women’s Rights in the Justice Systems of Ethiopia, ILPI Series, ILPI.
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw, 2016, Beyond Joint Land Titling in Ethiopia: Rural Women’s Rights to Productive Resources in Kjetil Tronvoll (ed.), Supplementary Report under the project Protection of women’s Rights in the Justice Systems of Ethiopia, ILPI Series, ILPI.
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw and Gedion Timothewos, 2016, Women’s Rights in Ethiopia: Gender and Development Dynamics in Kjetil Tronvoll (ed.), Supplementary Report under the project Protection of women’s Rights in the Justice Systems of Ethiopia, ILPI Series, ILPI.
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw and Ghetnet Mitiku, 2013, Assessment of Legal Aid in Ethiopia: A Research Report, Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University.
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw (co-authored), 2013,Baseline Study for a Comprehensive Child Law In Ethiopia, Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University.
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw, 2010, Legal Protection to Victims of Transnational Human Trafficking: The Case of Ethiopia and Mozambique, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, Germany. (LL.M dissertation)
  • Anchinesh Shiferaw, 2007, The Legal Effect of The Decision Of The Cassation Division of the Federal Supreme Court Under Proc. 454/2005: Its Constitutionality And Prospect”. (Final year LL.B thesis, Unpublished)

Research presentations

  • Best Practices in the prevention of Violence Against Women: A summary of Actions taken by Stakeholders: A paper presented for the 4th National Forum on Women prepared by Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, May 2011, Adama. (Unpublished)
  • Presented a paper on ‘The Legal Protection to Victims of Human Trafficking: The case of Mozambique and Ethiopia’, Mozambique, Conference prepared during a Moot Court Competition prepared by Universidad Eduardo Mondlane in November 2009.
  • Violence Against Women under Ethiopian Law: A paper presented at a National Conference and transmitted on Ethiopian Television. March 2011 (Unpublished)
  • Gender and the Law: A paper presented for a training workshop of University Administration of Jimma University, April 2010 (Unpublished)
  • Co-authored Teaching Materials on Criminal Procedure Law, Legal History and Traditions, Business Law and Law of Traders and Business Organizations