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  1. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  2. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  3. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - 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

  4. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - 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.

  5. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - 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

  6. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Criminal Code of Ethiopia. Proclamation No. 414/2004 - English translation

    Adoption: 2005 | Date of entry into force: 2005-05-09 | ETH-2005-L-70993

    Repeals the 1957 Penal Code. Governs major and petty offences. Contains 865 provisions and is divided into a General and a Special parts. Covers, inter alia, software-related crimes and white-collar crimes such as corruption. Corporate criminal liability has also been introduced. The General Part covers crimes and criminals; criminal punishment and its application and other subjects. The Special Part specifies issues such as crimes against the Constitutional Order, crimes in violation of international law, crimes against life, property or health.

  7. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    1957 Penal Code (Amendment) Proclamation No. 141/1998. - Ethiopian Parliament

    Adoption: 1998-12-15 | ETH-1998-R-70043

  8. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Special Penal Code Proclamation (No. 8 of 1974).

    Adoption: 1974-11-16 | ETH-1974-R-61356

    Special Penal Code which is to be applied retro-actively and prospectively to all persons who may be tried by Special Courts-martial. Chapter I provides for offences against Ethiopian Government and Head of State, Chapter II for breach of trust and offences against interests of Government or the public, Chapter III for abuse of authority and offences against official duties, Chapter IV for offences against judicial proceedings, and Chapter V for offences against national progress and public safety and security.

  9. Ethiopia - Criminal and penal law - Law, Act

    The Criminal Procedure Code Proclamation 1961 (Proclamation No. 185 of 1961). - Code on-line

    Adoption: 1961-11-02 | ETH-1961-L-82480

    Book I - Jurisdiction of Courts,Public Prosecution Department And Police
    Book II - Prosecution And Inquiry
    Book III - Preliminary Inquiry And Committal For Trial
    Book IV - Trial
    Book V - Appeals and Applications to set Aside Judgments Given in Default
    Book VI - Execution of Sentences
    Book VII - Costs in Criminal Cases
    Book VIII - Atbia Dagnias with Summary Jurisdiction


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