PROCLAMATION NO. 114/1998
A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR ACCESSION TO THE AFRICAN CHARTER ON HUMAN AND
WHEREAS, the Ethiopian Government is party to the principal International Human Rights Instruments;
WHEREAS, the Ethiopian Government has consistently expressed its support for regional and international efforts to achieve normative standards for basic human rights;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has accepted accession to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights at its session held on the 2nd day of June, 1998;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub Articles (1) and (12) 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 “Accession to the African Human and Peoples’ Rights Charter Proclamation No. 114/1998.”
2. Accession to the Charter
The African Human and Peoples’ Rights Charter adopted by the eighteenth conference of the Heads of States and Governments of the Organization of African Unity in June 1981, is hereby acceded to.
3. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall come into force as of the 2nd day of June, 1998.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 2nd day of June, 1998.
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA