Ethiopia Legal Articles

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Does Acquittal from Criminal Charges Give an Ex-employee Right to Reinstatement? - Ethiopia

The mere fact that a certain employee was acquitted from a criminal charge brought against him in relation to his employment relation doesn’t...
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Can Parties Stipulate "if Debtor Fails to Pay Loan He Has to Pay Doble?" - Ethiopia

In a contract of loan the parties can agree to the terms of loan. But can parties stipulate provisions stating if the debtor fails to pay the...

Few Points on Separation of Property According to Ethiopian Family Law

After dissolution of marriage by divorce the next step will be liquidation of pecuniary relations. The pecuniary relations between spouses shall...

The Duty of Maintenance as Per Ethiopian Law

In social life it is expected that one person help another person in times of need. Especially members of a family are more intimate than any...

Divorce and Ethiopian Law - Divorce and Its Effects under Ethiopian Family Law

In Ethiopia, there are three forms of marriage. i.e. civil, customary and religious marriages. But the effect of dissolution of all forms of...

Will a Contract of Employment Cease when a Particular Project Ends?

As stipulated under art 10(C) of proclamation 377/96 an irregular work relating to permanent part of the work of an employer but performed on an...

Rights and Obligations of Employees and Employers as Per the Labor Law of Ethiopia

Brief note on the Rights and Obligations of Employees and Employers as Per the Labor Law of Ethiopia

Ethiopian Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Laws

Brief note on Ethiopian Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Laws

Tax Laws in Ethiopia

Brief note on the various tax laws of Ethiopia. In Ethiopia there are two types of tax. These are direct and indirect tax.

Areas of Investment Provided by the Ethiopian Investment Laws for Domestic and Foreign Investors

Do you want to know about areas of investment permitted for investment according to Ethiopian law? Below you will find these areas of investment...

Settlement of Disputes Arising Out Marriage and Irregular Union

Do you want to know how Disputes Arising out Marriage and Irregular Union can be settled as per Ethiopian law? Below you will find a brief note...

Execution of Foreign Judgments under Ethiopia Law

Have you wondered how the Ethiopian law addresses the issue of execution of foreign judgments? Below you will find brief note on how foreign...

Be Careful of Defacto Divorces without Legalizing the Divorce in Court

A brief note on Defacto Divorces and their implications according to Ethiopian law.

Is a Mistake Strong Enough to Cancel a Contract According to Ethiopian Law?

If you want to know if a mistake in a contract can be strong enough to cancel it according to Ethiopian law you might want to read this.

Alimony / Spousal Support under the Ethiopian Legal System

A brief note on alimony / spousal support under the Ethiopian Legal System.

Child Custody under the Ethiopian Legal System

A brief note on the provisions of Ethiopian Legal System governing child custody.

Collective Trademarks under Ethiopian Trademark Law

If you represent an association willing to register trademarks in Ethiopia you may find this relevant. How does the law view collective...

Renunciation, Cancelation and Invalidation of a Registered Trademark under Ethiopian law

Here is a list of circumstances under which a trademark and the rights which it incorporates can be canceled that could provide as a pointer to...

Enforcement of Registered Trademark Rights under Ethiopian law

To secure ones rights under the trademark where they are encroached upon, the owner may approach the court. To secure his rights, where...

Trademark Registration Procedures under Ethiopian Law

If you are a trader wishing to register a trademark in Ethiopia you must be familiar with the registration process involved within. So how is a...

Dissolution of Marriage under Ethiopian Law

Do you know about the causes and effects of dissolution of marriage? Here there are some explanations about the causes & effects of dissolution...

Effects of Marriage under Ethiopian Law

If you are considering marriage in Ethiopia or want advice for someone who is, here is a short review. Under Ethiopian law, marriage is...

The Right to Divorce under Ethiopian Law

Is divorce permitted under Ethiopian law? Yes, the right to divorce is allowed in all types of marriage, be it customary or otherwise and...

Extra-Contractual Liabilities under Ethiopian Law

According to the Ethiopian law a person will be liable for the damage he causes into another by offense, even if there is no any under taking on...

Liquidation of Pecuniary Relations between Spouses

After the dissolution of marriage the next step will be liquidation of pecuniary relations. The pecuniary relations between spouses shall be...

Period of Limitation in Civil Cases According to Ethiopian Law

A brief note on the period of limitation in Civil cases according to Ethiopian law.

Courts in Ethiopia

A brief note on Courts in Ethiopia and their structure.

Investment Incentives in Ethiopia

A brief note on investment incentives in Ethiopia.

Defacto Divorces and Legalizing Divorce in Court - Ethiopia

A brief note of awareness for those married couples who are in Defacto Divorces without Legalizing the Divorce in Court.

Registration of Industrial Design in Ethiopian

Do you know the Ethiopian law protects your industrial designs? What takes for an industrial design to be protected under Ethiopian law is to be...

Period of Limitation in Criminal Cases According to Ethiopian Law

Do you know about period of limitation? Period of limitation means when one person who can be a plaintiff or a defendant has a time limit for...

Statute or Precedent: Which One Represents the Ethiopian Legal System?

As recently as 2005, the question, if addressed towards the Ethiopian legal system, would have been real silly. Ethiopia, for one reason or...

Setting Up a New Business in Ethiopia

Ethiopian law recognizes six different kinds of business entities. Therefore in Ethiopia business can be carried out in one of the following six...

Divorce and Its Effects under Ethiopian Family Law

If you wonder to know how marriage dissolves in Ethiopia here is a brief note.

Termination of Contract of Employment under Ethiopian Law

Do want to know when you can validly terminate a contract of employment as per the Ethiopian Labor Law? If so here are the main points.

How to Get a Work Permit in Ethiopia

Are you planning to come to Ethiopia for work? Do you want to know how you can get a work permit here in Ethiopian? Here is significant...

Adoption in Ethiopia

Are you planing to have an adopted child from Ethiopia or do you need to know the Ethiopian law of adoption? Here is a brief note on adoption in...

Registration of Foreign Capital According to Ethiopian Law

Are you planning to invest in Ethiopia as a foreign investment? If so here is a brief note about the basic requirements of foreign capital...

Mining in Ethiopia: Mining Law in Perspective

Mining is one of the best areas of investment in Ethiopia. If you wonder to know the legal requirements of mining investment in Ethiopia here...

Trademark Registration and its Protection under Ethiopian Legal System

According to Ethiopian Trade Mark Protection Proclamation no. 501/2006 Trademark can be defined as any visible sign capable of distinguishing...

Tax Imposed on Business Companies Operating in Ethiopia

If you are a business company intending to open a new business here in Ethiopia or have an already established business, here is a list of taxes...


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