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Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa Ratification Proclamation No.1182.-2020

WHEREAS, the African Union Adopted the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa during the 26th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of States and Governments held on 31 January 2016 in Addis Ababa;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 13th day of February , 2020;

NOW, THERERORE, in accordance with Article 55 (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 “Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa Ratification Proclamation No.1182./2020“.

2.Reservations and Declarations entered in the Protocol 

1/The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia entered reservations on the following provisions of the Protocol.

a)The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 22(3 and 4)

a) The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia does not consider itself bound by the provisions of Article 22(3 and 4)

a) the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia understands the obligation of the Government for the realization of the Social and economic Rights provided under the Protocol subject to the available economic resource of the country and a progressive regime.

3· Ratification of the Protocol

Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Older Persons in Africa is hereby ratified.

4· Implementing Organ

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in collaboration with other concerned bodies is hereby empowered to implement the Rights of Older Persons Protocol.

5 ·Effective Date

This Proclamation shall come into force upon publication in the Federal Negarit Gazette.

Done at Addis Ababa, this 13th day of March, 2020

SAHLEWORK ZEWDE

PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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