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  1. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Geothermal Resources Development Proclamation No. 981/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-16 | ETH-2016-L-103970

    Provides for the development of geothermal resources in Ethiopia. Inter alia contains provisions on the health, safety and welfare of workers in the industry. It is the responsibility of the Licensee to ensure that these are implemented and that they give employment preference to the Ethiopian citizens, provided that such persons have the required qualifications. They are to keep records on employment as well as other matters. The law also protects employees who provide information about licence holders to the competent authority.

  2. Ethiopia - - International agreement

    Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Center of Excellence Project Ratification Proclamation No. 975/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-03 | ETH-2016-IA-103969

    Ratifies the Financing Agreement Credit number 5794-ET signed between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and International Development Association on the 15th of June 2016.

  3. Algeria - - International agreement

    Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Ratification Proclamation No. 962/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-29 | INT-2016-IA-103968

  4. Ethiopia - - International agreement

    Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Ratification Proclamation No. 962/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-29 | INT-2016-IA-103968

  5. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Computer Crime Proclamation No. 958/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-07-07 | ETH-2016-L-103967

    Sets out the offences related to computer crimes. Repeals Articles 706 to 711 of the Criminal Code of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and article 5 of Telecom Fraud Offence proclamation no. 761/2012.

  6. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training Proclamation No. 954/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-27 | ETH-2016-L-103966

    The general objective of technical and vocational education and training is to create a competent, motivated, employable, adaptable and innovative workforce through which the country’s socio-economic development shall be enhanced. Provides for the establishment of a national technical and vocational education and training qualifications framework by the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency. The Agency has the duty and responsibility to coordinate the overall technical and vocational education and training system.

    Part One - General
    Part Two - Occupational Standard Development and Occupational Competence Assessment
    Part Three - Human and Institutional Development
    Part Four - Cooperative Training
    Part Five - Accreditation of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programmes
    Part Six - Budget and Financial Management for Public Training Institutions
    Part Seven - Miscellaneous Provisions

  7. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Ethiopia’s Overseas Employment Proclamation No. 923/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-19 | ETH-2016-L-103965

    PART ONE - General
    PART TWO - Public Employment Exchange Service
    Section 1: Employment Exchange Service
    Section 2: Education, Training and Medical Examination
    Section 3: Expense Coverage and Service Fee
    Section 4: Bilateral Agreement and Structure
    PART THREE - Conditions of Work
    Section 1: Determination of Conditions of Work
    Section 2: Inspection Service
    PART FOUR - Overseas Employment Exchange Service through and Agency
    PART FIVE - Violation and Corresponding Measure
    PART SIX - Welfare Service
    PART SEVEN - Miscellaneous Provisions

  8. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 374/2016. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-16 | ETH-2016-L-103962

    Establishes the Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency. The Agency's role is to, inter alia, improve the livelihood of citizens who are unable or unemployed through urban job creation and food security; supporting and coordinating institutions assisting micro enterprises and small enterprises; promoting and developing micro enterprises and small in urban agriculture, construction, trade and services sectors; and to ensure that citizens have enough food.

    Repeals the Federal Micro and Small Enterprises Development Agency Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No.201/2011.

  9. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ethiopian Agricultural Businesses Corporation Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 368/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-22 | ETH-2015-R-103964

    Establishes the Ethiopian Agricultural Businesses Corporation. Repeals the following regulations:
    - the Ethiopian Seeds Enterprise Establishment Council of Ministers Regulations No. 154/1993;
    - the Natural Gum Processing and Marketing Enterprise Establishment Council of Ministers Regulations No. 179/1994;
    - the Agricultural Inputs Supply Enterprise Establishment Council of Ministers Regulations No. 177/1994.

  10. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 366/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-18 | ETH-2015-R-103961

    Establishes the Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation.

  11. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ethiopian Mineral, Petroleum and Bio-fuel Corporation Establishment Council of Ministers Regulations No. 367/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-18 | ETH-2015-R-103963

    Establishes the Ethiopian Mineral, Petroleum and Bio-fuel Corporation. Repeals the Ethiopian Petroleum and Natural Gas Development Enterprise Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 264/2012.

  12. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation Establishment, Council of Ministers Regulation No.365/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-17 | ETH-2015-R-103960

    Establishes the Ethiopian Construction Design and Supervision Works Corporation, which is to operate as a Federal Government Public
    Enterprise under the authority of the Ministry of Public Enterprises. The purpose of the Corporation is to assist with the development of infrastructure in the country including cooperation with the concerned higher Educational institutions in order to produce qualified manpower with the necessary discipline, number and quality.

  13. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Proclamation No. 909/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-15 | ETH-2015-L-101059

    The Proclamation contains seven parts and 50 articles. It defines the offence of trafficking in persons, assisting and facilitating trafficking in persons as well as smuggling migrants. Details the penalties for each of the offences, which are increased when the victim of trafficking or smuggling is a child, a woman or a person with a disability, or suffers any psychological or physical harm or when the trafficker or smuggler uses drugs, medicine or weapons or is a person in the public service, a civil servant or a recidivist.

    Consent cannot be used as a defence if the victim is a child or if the consent was obtained, inter alia, by a means of threat, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or by using the vulnerability or by giving or receiving bribe or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person.

    The Proclamation also sets out procedures for the investigation of smuggling and trafficking offences as well as establishing procedures for the protection and rehabilitation of victims of trafficking. It establishes a Fund to prevent, control and rehabilitate victims of crime of trafficking in human and smuggling of migrants and establishes a national committee to oversee the implementation of the law.

    Repeals Articles 243, 596, 597, 598, 599 and 635 of the Criminal Code of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

  14. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Public Servants' Pension (Amendment) Proclamation No.907/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | ETH-2015-L-103971

  15. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Private Organization Employees Pension (Amendment) Proclamation No. 908/2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-10 | ETH-2015-L-103972

  16. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Higher Education (Amendment) Proclamation No. 861/2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-08-08 | ETH-2014-L-103976

  17. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    International Development Association Financing the Competitiveness and Job Creation Project Ratification Proclamation No. 853/2014. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-07-21 | ETH-2014-L-103973

  18. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement Ratification Proclamation No. 797/2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-07-15 | ETH-2013-L-103980

    Ratifies the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement, which outlines principles, rights and obligations for cooperative management and development of the Nile Basin water resources.

  19. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78) Ratification Proclamation No. 791/2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-17 | ETH-2013-L-103978

  20. Ethiopia - - International agreement

    Labour Agreement with the Government of the State of Qatar Ratification Proclamation No. 793/2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-17 | INT-2013-IA-103979

  21. Qatar - - International agreement

    Labour Agreement with the Government of the State of Qatar Ratification Proclamation No. 793/2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-06-17 | INT-2013-IA-103979

  22. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Mining Operations (Amendment) Proclamation No. 816/2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-19 | ETH-2013-L-103975

  23. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Work Permit and Private Employment Agency Licence Fees Council of Ministers Regulation No. 282/2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-03-04 | ETH-2013-R-103984

  24. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Prevention and Suppression of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism Proclamation No. 780/2013. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-02-04 | ETH-2013-L-103977

  25. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Health Insurance Scheme Council of Ministers Regulation No. 271/2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-28 | ETH-2012-R-103983

  26. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    International Development Association Financing Agreement for Financing Women Entrepreneurship Development Project Ratification Proclamation No. 764/2012. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-30 | ETH-2012-L-103985

    The Financing Agreement Credit No. 5112-ET signed in Addis Ababa on the 12th day of June 2012 between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the International Development Association is hereby ratified.

  27. Ethiopia - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National plan of action on Persons With Disabilities (2012-2021). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-04 | ETH-2012-M-94528

  28. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Private Organization Employees Pension Proclamation No. 715/2011.

    Adoption: 2011-06-24 | ETH-2011-L-89585

    Contains 61 articles. Sets out the pension system for employees in the private sector. Applies to all employees who are Ethiopian nationals and are employed in private organizations which is defined as "an organization established to engage in commerce, industry, agriculture, construction, social service or in any other lawful activity and which has salaried employees and includes charities and associations" (article 2(3)).

  29. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Public Servants' Pension Proclamation No. 714/2011.

    Adoption: 2011-06-24 | ETH-2011-L-89586

    Contains 63 articles. Applies to all public servants, defined as "a person permanently employed in any public office, and includes government appointees, members of parliament, members of the defense force and the police" and who are Ethiopia nationals.

    Repeals the following:
    - Public Servants Pension Proclamation No. 345/2003;
    - Article 12 and, with respect to pension coverage, the provision of sub-article (1) of Article 30 of the Privatization of Public Enterprises Proclamation No. 146/1998;
    - Article 12 and Article 21 of the Outgoing Heads of State and Government, Senior Government Officials, Members of Parliament and Judges Proclamation No. 653/2009.

  30. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention No. 144/1976 Ratification Proclamation No. 709/2011.

    Adoption: 2011-05-16 | ETH-2011-L-89587

    Declares that the Convention has been ratified and that the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is empowered to undertake all acts necessary for the implementation of the Convention.

  31. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Ethiopian Women's Development Fund Dissolution Proclamation No. 708/2011.

    Adoption: 2011-05-16 | ETH-2011-L-89588

    Dissolves the Women's Development Fund and transfers the rights and obligations of the Ethiopian Women's Development Fund are hereby transferred to the Ministry of Women, Children and Youth Affairs.

  32. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Public Servants Social Security Agency Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 203/2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-25 | ETH-2011-R-89582

    Establishes the Public Servants Social Security Agency.
    1. Short Title
    2. Establishment
    3. Head Office
    4. Objective
    5. Powers and Duties
    6. Organization of the Agency
    7. Members of the Board
    8. Powers and Duties of the Board
    9. Meetings of the Board
    10. Powers and Duties of the Director General
    11. Budget
    12. Books of Accounts
    13. Transfer of Rights and Obligations
    14. Effective Date

  33. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Technical and Vocational Education and Training Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 192/2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-25 | ETH-2011-R-103981

  34. Ethiopia - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Private Organizations' Employees Social Security Agency Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 202/2011. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-25 | ETH-2011-R-103982

    The Agency is accountable to the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Its objective is to strengthen and expand private organizations' employees social security programs.

  35. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Protection of Witnesses and Whistleblowers of Criminal Offences Proclamation No.699/2010.

    Adoption: 2011-02-11 | ETH-2011-L-89590

    Establishes a legal framework for the protection of persons who denounce criminal activities.

  36. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Social Health Insurance Proclamation No.690/2010.

    Adoption: 2010-08-19 | ETH-2010-L-89591

    PART 1 - GENERAL
    1. Short Title
    2. Definitions
    PART 2 - SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME
    3. Establishment
    4. Objective
    5. Membership
    6. Sources of Finance
    7. Beneficiaries
    8. Health Service Package
    9. Contributions
    PART 3 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
    10. Power to Issue Regulation
    11. Inapplicable Laws
    12. Effective Date

  37. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Mining Operations Proclamation No. 678/2010. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-08-04 | ETH-2010-L-103974

  38. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Proclamation No. 661/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2010-01-13 | ETH-2010-L-85138

    Part One - General
    Part Two - The Executive Organs and Inspectors
    Part Three - Food Safety and Quality Administration and Control
    Part Four - Administration and Control of Medicine
    Part Five - Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemicals
    Part Six - Hygiene, Environmental Health and Control of Communicable Diseases
    Part Seven - Health Professionals
    Part Eight - Health and Controllable Health Related Institutions
    Part Nine - Traditional and Complementary or Alternative Medicine
    Part Ten - Administrative Measures and Complaints Handling
    Part Eleven - Miscellaneous Provisions

    Repeals the following laws:
    a) the Drug Administration and Control Proclamation No. 176/1999; and
    b) the Public Health Proclamation No. 200/2000.

  39. Ethiopia - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Employment Policy and Strategy of Ethiopia, 2009. - Strategy on-line in English

    Adoption: 2009-11 | ETH-2009-M-89584

    Background
    PART I - INTRODUCTION
    1.1 General introduction
    1.2 Population, its Profile and Dynamics
    1.3 The Relationship between Economic Growth, Employment and Poverty Reduction
    1.4 Nature and Incidence of Employment/Unemployment
    PART TWO - EMPLOYMENT POLICY AND STRATEGY
    2.1 Rationale for Employment Policy
    2.2 Objectives of the Employment Policy
    2.3 Policies and Strategies
    PART THREE - INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, MONITORING & EVALUATION
    3.1 Institutional Framework for Policy Implementation
    3.2 Monitoring & Evaluation of Policy Outcomes
    3.3 Policy Implementation Modality
    3.4 Policy Review

  40. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Higher Education Proclamation No. 650/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-09-17 | ETH-2009-L-85141

    Part one - General Provisions
    Part Two - Institutions, Staff and Students of Institutions
    Part Three - Public Institutions
    Part Four - Private Institutions
    Part Five - Powers and Duties of Executive Organs
    Part Six - Miscellaneous Provisions [Repeals the Higher Education Proclamation No. 351/2003]

  41. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Biosafety Proclamation No.655/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-09-09 | ETH-2009-L-85139

    The objective of this Proclamation is to protect human and animal health, biological diversity and in general, the environment , local communities and the country at large by preventing or at least managing down to levels of insignificance the adverse effects of modified organisms.

  42. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties (No. 662/2009). - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-08-28 | ETH-2009-L-85137

    Provides for "an electoral code of conduct for political parties, candidates, members and supporters of political parties to ensure that subsequent elections which draw lessons from previous elections are transparent, free, legitimate, fair, peaceful, democratic and acceptable by the people" (Preamble).

  43. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Anti-Terrorism Proclamation No.652/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-08-28 | ETH-2009-L-85140

    Part One - General
    Part Two - Terrorism and Related Crimes
    Part Three - Preventive and Investigative Measures
    Part Four - Evidentiary and Procedural Rules
    Part Five - Measures to Control Terrorist Organizations and Property
    Part Six - Institutions that Follow-up Cases of Terrorism
    Part Seven - Miscellaneous Provisions

  44. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Civil Code As Amended Proclamation No. 639/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-06-30 | ETH-2009-L-85142

    The following new sub-article (3) is added under Article 1723 of the 1960 Ethiopian Civil Code.
    "3) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub-article (1) of this Article, a contract of mortgage concluded to provide security to a loan extended by a bank or a micro-financing institution may not require to be registered by a court or a notary."

  45. Spain - - International agreement

    Agreement on Education, Culture, and Youth Cooperation with Kingdom of Spain Ratification Proclamation No. 638/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-06-30 | INT-2009-IA-85143

    Ratifies the Agreement on Education, Culture, and Youth Cooperation signed in Addis Ababa on the 30th day of January, 2007 between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Kingdom of Spain.

  46. Ethiopia - - International agreement

    Agreement on Education, Culture, and Youth Cooperation with Kingdom of Spain Ratification Proclamation No. 638/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-06-30 | INT-2009-IA-85143

    Ratifies the Agreement on Education, Culture, and Youth Cooperation signed in Addis Ababa on the 30th day of January, 2007 between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Kingdom of Spain.

  47. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Ethiopian Building Proclamation No. 624/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-05-06 | ETH-2009-L-85146

    Provides for the regulation of the construction industry. Section 26 deals with employment of registered professionals and section 27 with the employment of registered contractors. Also provides specific measures with respect to health (water etc.) and safety.

    Repeals Articles 8 to 14 of the Urban Zoning and Building Permit Proclamation No. 316/1987.

  48. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Charities and Societies Proclamation No.621/2009. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2009-02-13 | ETH-2009-L-85147

    Regulates the establishment and running of all charities and societies defined as "charities and societies that are formed under the laws of Ethiopia, all of whose members are Ethiopians, generate income from Ethiopia and wholly controlled by Ethiopians. However, they may be deemed as Ethiopian Charities or Ethiopian Societies if they use not more than ten percent of their funds which is received from foreign sources" (section 2(2)).

  49. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    Freedom of the Mass Media and Access to Information Proclamation No. 590/2008. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2008-12-04 | ETH-2008-L-85148

    Provides that freedom of the mass media is constitutionally guaranteed and prohibits any form of censorship.

  50. Ethiopia - - Law, Act

    The Revised Political Parties Registration Proclamation No. 573/2008. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 2008-09-24 | ETH-2008-L-85150

    Provides for the rights and duties of citizens when forming political parties and acting as members of political parties, and as well as basic principles to be followed by political
    parties to enable them to act upon having legal personality. Also provides for the manner by which political parties able to act by forming union or front or coalition.

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