PROCLAMATION NO. 1185-2020 HATE SPEECH AND DISINFORMATION PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,  it  has  become  necessary  to  prevent and suppress by law the deliberate dissemination

of hate speech and disinformation,

COGNIZANT,   of   the   threat   hate   speech   and disinformation pose to social harmony, political stability, national unity, human dignity, diversity and equality,

RECOGNIZING,  that  limitations  on  fundamental rights  should  be  proportionate,  narrowly tailored   and prescribed by law in pursuit of aims that are legitimate in a democratic society,

NOW  THEREFORE,  In  accordance  with  Article 55(1)   of   the   Constitution   of   the   Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows.

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By Abrham Yohannes

Abrham Yohannes Hailu Licensed Lawyer & Consultant

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