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Lawyers Esther Tapeta Gradi (L) and Adenko Sabhat Haimovich
A first: Judicial Committee elects 2 Ethiopian female judges
Making history, the Israeli Judicial Committee appoints two Ethiopian Israeli women to serve as judges; among the group of newly appointed judges was also Miriam Banki, the mother of Shira Banki, who was assasinated in the '15 Jerusalem Pride parade.

The Israel Bar Association announced on Thursday that for the first time in Israeli history, two Ethiopian women have been selected by the Israeli Judicial Committee to serve as judges. Adenko Sabhat Haimovich is due to become a magistrate court judge, while Esther Tapeta Gradi will become a traffic court judge.

 

 

A representative from the Israel Bar Association congratulated the two for their nominations, hoping that in addition to promoting quality legal minds, their nomination would help promote equality within the Israeli legal system.

 

Lawyers Esther Tapeta Gradi (L) and Adenko Sabhat Haimovich
Lawyers Esther Tapeta Gradi (L) and Adenko Sabhat Haimovich

 

Another lawyer to be appointed was Miriam "Mika" Banki, whose daughter Shira was stabbed to death during the 2015 Jerusalem Pride parade.

 

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