PROCLAMATION NO. 613/2008.
PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE AFRICAN CHARTER
ON DEMOCRACY, ELECTION AND GOVERNANCE
WHEREAS, the 8th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union has, at its Session held in Addis Ababa on 30 January 2007 adopted the Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance;
WHEREAS, Ethiopia has signed the Charter on 28 December 2007;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the Convention at its session held on 25th day of November, 2008;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub article (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 African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance Ratification Proclamation No. 613/2008.”
2. Ratification of the Charter
The African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, which was adopted by the African Union on 30 January 2007, is hereby ratified;
3. Power of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
The Ministry Justice is hereby empowered to undertake all acts necessary for the implementation of the charter.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force up on the date of publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 25th day of December,2008
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA