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CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA - FDRE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preamble Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3

Chapter 4: Chapter 5: Chapter 6:

General Provisions Fundamental Principles of the Constitution Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Part 1 Human Rights Part 2 Democratic Rights State Structure The Structure and Division of Powers The Federal Houses Part 1 The House of Peoples' Representatives Part 2 The House of the Federation The Presidence of the Republic The Executive Structure and Powers of the Courts National Policy Principles and Objectives Miscellaneous Provisions

Chapter 7: Chapter 8: Chapter 9: Chapter 10: Chapter 11:

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PREAMBLE
We, the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia: Strongly committed, in full and free exercise of our right to self-determination, to building a political community founded on the rule of law and capable of ensuring a lasting peace, guaranteeing a democratic order, and advancing our economic and social development; Firmly convinced that the fulfillment of this objective requires full respect of individual and people’s fundamental freedoms and rights, to live together on the basis of equality and without any sexual, religious or cultural discrimination; Further convinced that by continuing to live with our rich and proud cultural legacies in territories we have long inhabited, have, through continuous interaction on various levels and forms of life, built up common interest and have also contributed to the emergence of a common outlook; Fully cognizant that our common destiny can best be served by rectifying historically unjust relationships and by further promoting our shared interests; Convinced that to live as one economic community is necessary in order to create sustainable and mutually supportive conditions for ensuring respect for our rights and freedoms and for the collective…...

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