Ethiopia

Region
Africa
Regional Court
Not party to a court
Regional Organisations
African Union
Regional engagement SCORE
Legal System
Civil
International Obligations
Slavery
Servitude
Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery
Forced Labour
Human Trafficking

International Instruments

1926 Slavery Convention
Not Party
1953 Protocol to the Slavery Convention
Not Party
1956 Supplementary Slavery Convention
21 January 1969
1966 ICCPR
11 June 1993
1930 Forced Labour Convention
02 September 2003
2014 Protocol to the 1930 Forced Labour Convention
Not Party
1957 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
24 March 1999
1999 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
02 September 2003
2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons
22 June 2012
1998 Rome Statute of the ICC
Not Party

Summary of Domestic Prohibition

Slavery and Slave Trade
Practices Similar to Slavery
Servitude
Forced or Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking
Provisions related to slavery are found in the Constitution at article 18(2) which declares the no one shall be held in slavery. Article 596 of the Criminal Code also criminalises enslavement.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Ethiopia which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although article 587 of the Criminal Code criminalises abduction of women with intent to marry.
Provisions related to servitude are found in the Constitution at article 18(2) which declares the no one shall be held in servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the Constitution at article 18(3) which declares that no one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labour and the Criminal Code at article 603 which criminalises compelling a person through intimidation, violence, fraud or any other unlawful means to accept a particular employment or particular conditions of employment.
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Constitution at article 18(2) which prohibits trafficking in human beings for any purpose. The Criminal Code also criminalises trafficking in women and children although the purposes are limited to forced labour (article 597) or prostitution (article 635).

Legislative Provisions

CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

PROCLAMATION NO.414/2004 THE CRIMINAL CODE OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

LABOUR PROCLAMATION NO. 377/2003

PROCLAMATION NO. 909/2015 PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AND SMUGGLING OF MIGRANTS,

REVISED FAMILY CODE PROCLAMATION NO. 213/2000

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