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Country: Ethiopia - Month updated: April 2017

  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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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