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Revised Family Code (Amendment) Proclamation No. 1070/2018

PROCLAMATION NO. 1070/2018

A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE REVISED FAMILY CODE

WHEREAS, it is found necessary to harmonize the Revised Family Code with the National Children’s Policy;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(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 “Revised Family Code (Amendment) Proclamation No. 1070/2018”.

The Revised Family Code Proclamation No. 213/2000 is hereby amended as follows:

1/ Article 193 of the Proclamation is repealed;

2/ Paragraph (d) of sub-article (3) of Article 194 of the Proclamation is deleted and the existing paragraph (e) is rearranged as paragraph (d);

 3/Sub-article (4) of Article 194 of the Proclamation is deleted.

1/  Notwithstanding Article(2) of this Proclamation, pending cases in court related to adoption by a foreigner prior to the coming in to force of this Proclamation shall be settled in accordance with the provisions of the former Proclamation.

2/  This Proclamation shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Federal Negarit Gazette.

Done at Addis Ababa, this 14th day February 2018.

MULATU  TESHOME (DR.)

PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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