Charities and Societies Proclamation (proc. no.621/2009)

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SECTION ONE GENERAL

SECTION TWO CHARITIES AND SOCIETIES AGENCY

SECTION THREE CHARITIES

SECTION FOUR SOCIETIES

SECTION FIVE FORMATION, LICENSING AND REGISTRATION OF CHARITIES AND SOCIETIES

SECTION SIX CHARITY AND SOCIETY ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS

SECTION SEVEN SUPERVISION OF CHARITIES AND SOCIETIES

SECTION EIGHT APPLICATION OF PROPERTY CY-PRÈS

SECTION NINE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

SECTION TEN MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

WHEREAS, it is found necessary to enact a law in order to ensure the realization of citizens’ right to association enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;

WHEREAS, it is found essential to promulgate a law to aid and facilitate the role of Charities and Societies in the overall development of Ethiopian peoples;

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