World Bank Group- Women, Business and the Law

On March 2, 2023, the World Bank Group-Women, Business and the Law launched their annual studies measuring the laws and regulations that affect women’s economic opportunities in 190 economies. You may read the newsletter by clicking this link:

DMLF team are glad to serve as contributors from Ethiopia.

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Investment in Airstrips, Heliports and Drone Assembly

Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) has amended legal directives that allows Ethiopian private sectors, regional and city administrations as well as NGO’s to construct, manage and administer airstrips and heliports. 

In addition to the above, ECAA has said it gives green light to the private sector’s investment in drone assembly drone technology, drone services, aerospace manufacturing and related activities by formulating a regulation. Source: The Ethiopian Herald February 24,2023 and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation.

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The Federal Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) has signed a peace agreement to end the two year war in the northern part of Ethiopia in an African Union mediated talks in Pretoria South Africa on 2nd of November, 2022. The agreement signed signals the permanent cessation of hostilities for a lasting peace and the agreement incorporates 15 provisions in addition to its preamble. The effective date of the agreement is the 3rd of November,2022.

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Law Firm Registration

We are glad to announce Dagnachew & Mahlet Law Firm has been duly registered as a law firm as of 29 June 2022 as per Federal Advocacy Service Licensing and Administration Proclamation No 1249/2021 under Law Firm Registration No 0002/2014.

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The First Law Firm Licence Issued

The Ministry of Justice has issued the first of its kind law firm registration certificate on April 06/2022 to Habesha Legal Advocates Limited Partnership (LP) under Law Firm Registration No 001/2014. The law firm licence is required to be renewed annually. The licence has been issued based on the Federal Advocacy Service Licencing and Administration Proclamation No 1249/2021.

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Sate of Emergency Lifted

The House of Peoples Representative has lifted the state of emergency enacted under Proclamation 5/2021 as of November 2, 2021 for a six month period of time. It has been said that the treat the country has faced could be,now, averted by the normal law enforcement mechanism; thus making the lifting of the state of emergency necessary. The lifting of the state of emergency shall be effective as of February 15,2022.

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