Partial Closure of the Federal Courts

As per Federal Courts Proclamation No. 1234/2021, Article 38,  Federal Courts shall be closed from August 7 to October 11 every year(Amharic version). Consequently, this year the courts shall be partially closed from August 7 to October 11, 2023. However, emergency cases shall be tried in courts by judges. Judges will also  work on cases on an over-time voluntarily basis. The judgments or decrees or orders made during the partial closure time shall be revealed to the parties when the court re-opens after October 11/2023.

The Proclamation gives the Federal Supreme Court the power to issue directives to determine what type of cases are emergency cases that are entitled to be seen while the courts are in partial closure.