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  1. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    The Ethiopian Electoral, Political Parties Registration and Electionís Code of Conduct / Amendment / Proclamation No. 1235/2021 to amend Proclamation No. 1162/2019. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-03-04 | ETH-2019-L-112603

  2. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Revised Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Proclamation No. 1236/2021. (አዋጅ ቁጥር ፩ሺ፪፻፴፮ /፪ሺ፲፫ የፌዴራል የስነ-ምግባርና የፀረ ሙስና ኮሚሽን ማቋቋሚያ አዋጅ እንደገና ለማሻሻል የወጣ አዋጅ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2021-02-19 | ETH-2021-L-112600

    Establishes the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission as the Federal Government office and sets out its role, composition, powers and responsibilities. The Commission is to be free of interference from any organ and accountable to the House of Representatives. It's objectives are to:
    1/ Effectively enhance ethical and moral values of the generation;
    2/ Prevent corruption offences and other improprieties;
    3/ Make the public become owner of the anticorruption struggle by creating a popular movement helpful in the fight against corruption;
    4/ Create institutional capacity that would enable to carry out powers and duties given to it by law;
    5/ Ensure transparency and accountability in public offices, public enterprises and public organizations by having the asset and financial interests of their officials and employees declared, registered and made accessible and verified as to its accuracy.
    It repeals provisions provided under The Revised
    Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Establishment Proclamation No.433/2005 and Amendment Proclamation No. 883/2015.

  3. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of Ministers Regulations implementing Proclamation 3/2020 - A State of Emergency Proclamation Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-11 | ETH-2020-R-110047

    The Regulation has eight provisions, and has four sections. The first section deals with prohibitions and restrictions (Article 3, sub Articles 1-26). The second one consists of obligations on different actors. The third section is on the structures for the enforcement of the State of Emergency. The last section contains provisions related to criminal procedure and court proceedings related to violations of the Regulation.

    1. Short Title
    2. Definition
    3. Prohibited Activities
    4. Duties Imposed
    5. Establishment, powers and responsibilities of Ministerial Committee
    6. Miscellaneous provisions

  4. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Proclamation 3/2020 - A State of Emergency Proclamation Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-08 | ETH-2020-R-110046

    Article 3 Ė Scope of application
    1)This proclamation shall be applicable throughout the country.
    2)This proclamation and regulations issued pursuant to this proclamation shall be applicable on Ethiopians and foreign nationals residing in or transitioning throughEthiopia.
    3)Any federal or regional law, procedure or decision that is in contravention with this proclamation or regulations issued pursuant to this proclamation shall have no effect while this proclamation is valid.

    Article 4 - Suspension of Rights and Measures
    1)As per the FDRE Constitution Article 93 (4) (a) and (b), the Council of Ministers shall, through the Regulations it will adopt as per this Proclamation, stipulate details of the suspension of rights and measures to adopted to counter and mitigate the humanitarian, social, economic and political damage that could be caused by the pandemic.
    2)The Regulations to be enacted and measures to be taken by the Council of Ministers shall not in any way infringe on provisions specially protected by the FDRE Constitution Article 93(4)(c).

    Article 93(4)(b) of the Constitution provides that "The Council of Ministers shall have the power to suspend such political and democratic rights contained in this Constitution to the extent necessary to avert the conditions that require the declaration of a state of emergency." This does not apply to suspension of Articles 1 (Nomenclature of the state), 18 (Prohibition against Inhuman Treatment), 25 (Right to Equality) and sub-Articles 39(1) (right to self-determination, including the right to secession) and 39(2) ( right to speak, to write and to develop its own language).

  5. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    The Ethiopian Electoral, Political Parties Registration and Electionís Code of Conduct Proclamation No. 1162/2019. (አዋጅ ቁጥር ፩ሺ፩፻፷፪/፪ሺ፲፩ ዓ.ም የኢትዮጵያ የምርጫ፣ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ምዝገባና የምርጫ ሥነምግባር አዋጅ) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-16 | ETH-2019-L-112602

    Part One - General Provisions
    Part Two - Elections and Election Administration Bodies
    Part Three - Elections Administration
    Part Four - Political Parties in General
    Part Five - Election Observers, Candidates' Agents, Journalists and Voter Education
    Part Six - Electoral Code of Conduct
    Part Seven - Grievances and Disputes Arising in the Electoral Process
    Part Eight - Prohibited Acts
    Part Nine - Miscellaneous Provisions

    This Proclamation repeals the following laws:
    a) The Amended Electoral Law of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 532/2007
    b) The Amended Political Parties Registration Proclamation No. 573/2008
    c) The Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties Proclamation No. 662/2009

  6. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Reconciliation Commission Establishment Proclamation No.1102 /2018. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-02-05 | ETH-2019-L-109314

    WHEREAS, it is necessary to reconcile based on truth and justice the disagreement that developed among peoples of Ethiopia for years because of different societal and political conflict;
    WHEREAS, it is necessary to identify and ascertain the nature, Cause and dimension of the repeated gross violation of human rights so as to fully respect and Implement basic human rights recognized under the
    Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and international and continental agreements which Ethiopian ratified and since it is important for the reconciliation;
    WHEREAS, it is believed that providing victims of gross human rights abuses in different time and historical event with a forum to be heard and perpetrators to disclose and confess their actions as a way of reconciliation and to achieve lasting peace;
    WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish free and independent institution that inquire and disclose the truth of the sources, causes and extent of conflicts and that takes appropriate measures and initiate recommendation that enable for the lasting peace and to prevent the future occurrence of such conflict.

  7. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Office of the President Establishment Proclamation No. 131/1998. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 1998-11-10 | ETH-1998-C-85164

    Establishes the Office of the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

  8. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Declaration of the Establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 2/1995.

    Adoption: 1995-08-22 | Date of entry into force: 1995-08-22 | ETH-1995-L-47313

    Establishes the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia as of 21 August 1995.

  9. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation (No. 1 of 1995). - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1995-08-21 | Date of entry into force: 1995-08-21 | ETH-1995-C-47312

    Puts into effect the Constitution of 1994 as of 21 August 1995. Full text of the Constitution is attached.

  10. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    The Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. - Constitution

    Adoption: 1994-12-08 | ETH-1994-C-41544

    Consists of 11 Chapters and 106 Articles. Chapter 3 contains provisions on fundamental rights and freedoms. These include: the prohibition of pardons for persons accused of crimes against humanity (Art. 28); the right to freedom of opinion and assembly (Art. 29 and 30); the rights of women to remedial and affirmative measures designed to promote their well-being, including maternity leave with full pay (Art. 35); the rights of nationalities and peoples, including the right to secession (Art. 39); and labour rights, including the right to strike. Chapter 6 establishes two Federal Councils: the Council of Peoples' Representatives and the Federal Council. Chapters 7 and 8 set forth provisions relating to the powers of the President and the Prime Minister. Chapter 9 outlines the responsibilities of the judiciary, including the Supreme Court and the Judicial Administration Commission.

  11. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitutional Commission Establishment Proclamation (No. 24 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-08-18 | Date of entry into force: 1992-08-18 | ETH-1992-L-34098

    Establishes a Constitutional Commission with responsibility for preparing and submitting a draft constitution.

  12. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Transitional Period Charter of Ethiopia No. 1

    Adoption: 1991-07-22 | Date of entry into force: 1991-07-22 | ETH-1991-C-27666

    The Charter of the Transitional Government proclaims the protection of human rights "without any limitation whatsoever" and the right of self-determination for all peoples and nationalities. The Charter also provides for the structure and composition of the Transitional Government and sets forth the transitional programme, which includes the instruction to the Council of Representatives for the creation of a Constitutional Commission and a provision for the election of a National Assembly based on a new Constitution. Available in English.

  13. Ethiopia - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Proclamation to Establish the Supreme Court of the People's Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (No. 9 of 1987).

    Adoption: 1987-09-17 | ETH-1987-L-6719

    Issued under the Constitution of 12 Sept. 1987.


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