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ETHIOPIA: The Court Continues Children’s Legal Aid Center’s Service With a Budget

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Children’s legal aid center of the Federal Supreme Court’s child justice project office which has been providing service with African Child Policy Forum’s financial aid continues its service, the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia notifies.

Children's Legal Protection Center (CLPC) Pilot Phase, Event for the Handover to Government, December 19, 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Photo by ACPF

The court notified this while it owns the project office’s children’s legal aid center which had been funded by African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and provided service on November 18, 2017.

On the preamble of the program of introducing the achievements of the center on the child’s justice administration sector and transferring it to the court, His Excellency Mr. Tsegay Asmamaw, the vice president of the federal Supreme Court said that African Child Policy Forum plays a crucial role on the process of letting the government fulfill its responsibility of protecting child’s right, benefit and security by to executing international conventions and African child’s charter

Vice president added that in order to extend the good results achieved, it is relevant to bring the project office to the permanent structure of the court and strengthen collaboration with other institutions working on children.

The federal Supreme Court’s child justice project office acting coordinator W/ro Genet Shumie told that many services had been given on the child justice administration sector with the holistic and financial aid from African child policy forum since 2013. The court receives the center with the intention of prolonging the service which was delivered with the financial aid given by the forum, she added.

African’s child policy forum administrative agency director Mr. Tewafan Nikiyoma revealed that his institution support all African countries to assure enforcement of legal frameworks they set out and also international treaties in favor of protecting child’s benefit and security. In the last 5 years, with the aid through child justice project office of the federal Supreme Court, encouraging outputs have been accomplished on the child justice administration.

On the program of transfer, the late higher officials of federal Supreme Court, Deputy Minister of the ministry of women and child’s affair, Child’s Section Head delegates of UNICEF Ethiopia, Administrative Agency Director of African Child Policy Forum and The FDRE Human Right Commission Commissioner were presente as invited guest and recognition certificate was issued to employees who contribute worked hard to the project office achievements.

Source: The Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia

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