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State of Emergency Proclamation Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact Proclamation No. 3/2020.

Country/Territory
Ethiopia
Document type
Legislation
Date
2020
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
General
Keyword
Disasters Public health Governance Human rights
Geographical area
Africa, AFRICA FAO, Eastern Africa, Landlocked Developing Countries, Least Developed Countries, Sahel
Abstract

This Proclamation puts place an enabling legal framework for precautionary measures to limit the spread and mitigate the substantial adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia. As per FDRE Constitution Article 93(4)(a) and (b), the Council of Ministers shall, through the Regulations it will adopt pursuant to 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. Such regulations shall not in any way infringe on provisions specially protected by the FDRE Constitution Article 93(4)(c). The detailed conditions concerning the suspension of rights and measures will be decided by the Council of Ministers or a Ministerial Committee to be established for this purpose and notified to the public. Article 93 of the Constitution deals with the declaration of a state of emergency. In the exercise of its emergency powers the Council of Ministers cannot suspend or limit the rights provided for in Articles 1, 18, 25, and sub-Articles 1 and 2 of Article 39 of the Constitution.

Full text
English
Website
chilot.me

References - Legislation

Implemented by

State of Emergency Proclamation No. 3/2020 Implementation Regulation No.466/2020.

Legislation | Ethiopia | 2020

Keyword: Disasters, Public health, Governance, Civil and political rights

Source: FAO, FAOLEX