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Prof. Benyam Dawit Mezmur

Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of the African Union

Prof. Mezmur is currently the Chairperson of both the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of the African Union. He is an Associate Professor at the Dullah Omar Institute for Constittuional Law, Governance and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa. He continues to serve as a guest lecturer in various universities, and has been involved in research and advocacy work on child rights issues with civil society organizations and UN agencies.