PROCLAMATION NO. 373/2003 A PROCLAMATION TO ACCEDE THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE EVENT OF ARMED CONFLICT AND ITS FIRS PROTOCOL
WHEREAS, it is found essential that Ethiopia Accede the convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict Signed at Hague on the 14 days of May 1954;
WHEREAS, the said convention and protocol is found to be paramount importance in protecting the Ethiopia cultural Heritage.
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has Accede said convention and its first protocol at its session held on the 28th day of October, 2003;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 Sub-Articles (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 “The convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict and its first protocol Accession Proclamation NO. 373/2003”.
2. Accession of Convention
The Convention for the protection of Cultural Property in the event of armed conflict and its first protocol Signed at Hague on the 14th day of May 1954 is Acceded.
3. Powers and Responsibility of Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH)
The Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage is hereby empowered to undertake all acts necessary of the implementation of the Convention and its first protocol in co-operation with concerned Federal and Regional Government organs, Non-Governmental organizations as well as with Communities.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of 28th day of October, 2003.
Done at Addis Ababa this 28th day of October, 2003.
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA