Muluka H. Shifa (Ethiopia)

Muluka Shifa (LL. M, International Legal Studies—specializing in International Human Rights Law, Georgetown University Law Center; MA, Peace and Security Studies, Addis Ababa University; and LL. B in General Law).

Both academically and professionally, she has a background in Legal areas, peace, and security, and recently in international affairs. She has published two articles on crosscutting issues of law and peace and security in William and Mary Policy Review journal, and for a quarterly publication of the Dutch based NGO Africa Legal Aid. Her publications focus on issues of women and the youth in Africa vis-à-vis the international criminal justice as well as the UN peace and security regimes.

Currently, she is a Team Leader of Legal Services and International Affairs unit at the Ethiopian Financial Intelligence Center. Prior to this, she was a peace and security researcher at the Institute of Peace and Security Studies of Addis Ababa University. She also worked as a human rights lawyer at the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission from 2012-2017, where she was tasked to advise on whether the domestic legal instruments are consistent with the international instruments that the country ratified. She was also responsible for monitoring the human rights situations in various institutions such as prisons, jails, and health care institutions.

Muluka speaks Amharic (native), and English (fluent).