The Arab American News – Woman sentenced to 37 years in prison for starving adopted Ethiopian child to death  


The Arab American News – Woman sentenced to 37 years in prison for starving adopted Ethiopian child to death  .

Source: The Arab American News

WASHINGTON — A U.S. woman was sentenced to 37 years in prison on Tuesday, Oct. 29,  for starving her Ethiopia-born adopted daughter and leaving her to die outside in the cold in Washington state.
Stay-at-home mother Carri Williams, 42, was convicted last month of homicide by abuse, in connection with the 2011 death of 13-year-old Hana Williams, who was adopted in 2008.

The Arab American News - Woman sentenced to 37 years in prison for starving adopted Ethiopian child to death  

The girl’s father, Larry Williams, 49, was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced on Tuesday to 28 years in prison.. The jury deadlocked on a charge of homicide by abuse against the man.

The family lived in Sedro-Woolley, a town about halfway between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Hana Williams died of hypothermia in May 2011, after being found bruised and unconscious in the backyard shortly after midnight in temperatures hovering around 40 degrees.
In addition to the charges linked to Hana’s death, the couple were found guilty of assault of a child, stemming from maltreatment of their 10-year-old son, who was also adopted from Ethiopia and has been removed from the Williams’ home.

Capital Goods Leasing Business (Amendment) Proclamation No. 807/2013


PROCLAMATION No. 807/2013

PROCLAMATION TO AMEND THE CAPITAL GOODS LEASING BUSINESS PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, it has became necessary to amend the Capital Goods Leasing Business Proclamation No.103/ 1998;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article55 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

1. Short Title

This Proclamation may be cited as the “Capital Goods Leasing Business (Amendment) Proclamation No. 807/2013″.

2. Amendment

The Capital Goods Leasing Business Proclamation No. 103/ 1998 is hereby amended as follows:

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Following the issuance of the new amendment the National Bank of Ethiopia has issued two directives for its implementation.

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  • LICENSING AND SUPERVISION OF THE BUSINESS OF CAPITAL GOODS FINANCE COMPANIES

Requirements for Licensing of Capital Goods Finance Business Directives No. CGFB /02/ 2013    DOWNLOAD

  • LICENSING AND SUPERVISION OF THE BUSINESS OF CAPITAL GOODS FINANCE COMPANIES

Minimum Paid Up Capital Requirement Directives No.CGFB /01/ 2013      DOWNLOAD

National Intelligence and Security Service Re-establishment Proclamation (draft)


Proclamation No————- /2013

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY SERVICE RE-ESTABLISHMENT PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS it has become necessary to strengthen the National Intelligence and Security Service so as to protect and defend the sovereignty of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the constitution and constitutional order;

WHEREAS it has become essential  to determine the power, duties and accountability of the National Intelligence and Security Service to promote the peace, development, democracy and good governance in the country;

WHEREAS it has become necessary to build a modern and strong National Intelligence and Security Service that is  loyal and resilient to the constitution and constitutional order of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and conscious of the national and international objective situations;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with sub-articles (1) and (7) of Article 55 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

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Ethiopia to implement human rights action plan


Ethiopia to implement human rights action plan

Source: www.ertagov.com

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn disclosed on Friday that the government is undertaking various activities to ensure human and democratic rights in Ethiopia.

The Premier made the remark on a consultative forum held on Ethiopian National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) held at UNECA.

The NHRAP aims at strengthening a better implementation of human and democratic rights as stipulated in the Constitution. It is noted that the Action Plan would enable a coordinated implementation of activities by various government bodies.

Prime Minister Hailemariam said the government has been undertaking various activities over the past two decades to ensure human and democratic rights. He said the Action Plan would help to address gaps in good governance that has been a challenge in fully ensuring human and democratic rights.

Minister of Justice Getachew Ambaye for his part said the necessary structure is in place at federal and regional levels to implement the Action Plan. He also noted that an office of NHRAP was organized and went operational under the Ministry of Justice to oversee the process.

UN Resident Coordinator in Ethiopia Eugene Owusu for his part commended Ethiopia for preparing the NHRAP to undertake consistent work on human rights side by side with its speedy economic development. He also assured the support of his Organisation for the fruitful implementation of the Action Plan.

The Construction Industry Registration Proclamation (Draft)


The Draft Proclamation is prepared by:

Ministry of Urban Development and Construction

Contact Information

Telephone: 0115-531688/ 0115-531672/ 0115-157952

Fax: 0115541268

P.O.Box:- 24134/1000

E-mail: gofekassahun@yahoo.com

Website: www.mwud.gov.et

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Federal Supreme Court Cassation Decisions Volume 14


Cassation Decisions volume 14_Page1Finally, The Federal Supreme Court has released Volume 14 of Cassation Decisions.

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Federal Supreme Court Cassation Decisions Volume 14   DOWNLOAD

Revised Federal Supreme Court Sentencing Guideline No.2-2013


Revised Federal Supereme Court Sentencing Guideline No.2-2013Revised Federal Supreme Court Sentencing Guideline No.2-2013

የተሻሻለዉ የወንጀል ቅጣት አወሳሰን መመሪያ ቁጥር 2/2006

The Federal Supreme Court has released the amended Guideline.

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Housing Scheme Registration Directive (የቤት ፈላጊዎች እና ዳግሞ ተመዝጋቢዎች ምዝገባ መመሪያ)


The registration process for the new Housing Scheme is now officially open. According to announcement made by Addis Abeba Housing Development & Administration Agency, registration for 10/90 and the 20/80 projects will be from June 10 to June 28 and registration for 40/60 project will be from August 12 to August 23. The registration for association will be conducted from July 23 to August 6.

The registration process and other related details are to be governed by a new directive issued by the Addis Ababa Administration Cabinet. Government officials have been giving explanation about this directive on state media.

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የአዲስ  አበባ  ከተማ  አስተዳደር  የቤት  ፈላጊዎች  እና  ዳግሞ  ተመዝጋቢዎች  ምዝገባ  መመሪያ  ቁጥር  2/2005

Housing Scheme Registration Directive

Index to Casation Decisions Volume 14


The Federal Supreme Court has released the index to volume 14 of cassation decisions.  It has also updated the index to all volumes from volume 1 to 14.

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DOWNLOAD volume 14 Table of contents

DOWNLOAD volume 1-14 Table of contents

PROCLAMATION No. 780-2013 A PROCLAMATION ON PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND FINANCING OF TERRORISM


PROCLAMATION No. 780/2013

A PROCLAMATION ON PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND FINANCING OF TERRORISM

WHEREAS, money laundering and financing of terrorism not only threaten security but also compromise the stability, transparency soundness and efficiency of the financial system;

WHEREAS, the effort to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism is being undertaken internationally and since Ethiopia part thereof;

WHEREAS, it has become necessary have a comprehensive legal framework to prevent and suppress money laundering and financing terrorism;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is here1 proclaimed as follows;

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