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Federal Prison Proclamation No 1174-2019

PROCLAMATION No. 1174/2019

FEDERAL PRISON PROCLAMATION

WHERE AS, it is found necessary to establish the Federal Prison Commission in a manner that would allow it enforce court decisions that respect the FDRE Constitution and laws enacted pursuant to it, international agreements Ethiopia is a party to or has ratified, and internationally recognized standards for the treatment of prisoners;

WHERE AS, ,it is necessary to put in place a system whereby prisoners are reintegrated into society, prisons respect the human dignity of prisoners and enforce judicial orders and corrective measures based on the particular circumstances of the prisoners;

WHERE AS, it is found necessary to provide for provisions on treatment of prisoners and those in custody on remand based on the degree of danger they pose and their level of vulnerability including on account of gender;

WHERE AS, putting in place an efficient legal framework where prisons treat prisoners as well as society based on principles of equality and fairness is found necessary;

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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