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Name: The Criminal Code of Ethiopia. Proclamation No. 414/2004
Country: Ethiopia
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2005
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Negarit Gazetta, 2005-05-09, Extraordinary issue
ISN: ETH-2005-L-70993
Bibliography: Federal Negarit Gazetta, 2005-05-09, Extraordinary issue
English translation English translation Ethiopian Legal Information Website, Mekelle University Law Faculty, Ethiopia PDF 1.2MB (published with permission of the Mekelle University Law Faculty) PDF 1.2MB (published with permission of the Mekelle University Law Faculty) (consulted on 2006-05-02)
Abstract/Citation: 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.

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