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Library of Congress: New Eritrean Codes Now Available to Researchers

The Law Library of Congress acquires copies of new Eritrean Codes, now are available to researchers. (Photo by Andrew Weber)

By Hanibal Goitom | for Library of Congress,

Last week, the Law Library of Congress added four newly-issued Eritrean codes to its collection: the Civil Code, Civil Procedure Code, Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. We are grateful to the staff of the Library of Congress Field Office in Nairobi, Kenya, who made an effort to acquire the material.

The issuance of these laws is a watershed moment in the country’s legal history; it marks the removal of some of the last vestiges of Ethiopian colonial rule. Eritreans lived under Ethiopian rule from 1962 through 1991. During this time, as one of fourteen Ethiopian provinces, the Eritrean territory and its people were governed by Ethiopian laws. This included the application of the six comprehensive Ethiopian codes issued in late 1950s through the mid 1960s: Penal Code (1957), Civil Code (1960), Commercial Code (1960), Maritime Code (1960), Criminal Procedure Code (1961), and Civil Procedure Code (1965). Continue reading Library of Congress: New Eritrean Codes Now Available to Researchers

መትከላት ሓድሽ ሕጊ ሲቪላዊ ስርዓት ሃገረ ኤርትራ 2015

ካብ ሓድሽ ሕጊ ሲቪላዊ ስርዓት ኤርትራ እንታይ ኢና እንጽበ?

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ጸንሐ መሰጋገሪ ሕጊ ሲቪላዊ ስርዓት፡ መእተዊ ዝኾኑ ሰለስት ዓናቕጽ ድሕሪ ምስፋሩ፣ ንክሊ ስልጣን ኣብያተ ፍሪድ ዝምልከቱ ዓናቕጽ ብምቕራብ ብቐጥታ ዝርዝራዊ መምርሒ ብዛዕባ መስርሕ ድንነት ናብ ዝህቡ ሕጋጋት እዩ ዝኣቱ። እዚ ሓዲሽ ሕጊ ሲቪላዊ ስርዓት ሃገረ ኤርትራ ግን ንመስርሕ ድንነት ብዝርዝር ዝድንግጉ ዓናቕጽ ቕድሚ ምስፋሩ፣ ኣብ መስርሕ ድንነት ኣዝዮም ኣገደስቲ ዝኾኑ ከም ኣዕኑድ ሕጊ ሲቪላዊ ስርዓት ክዉሰዱ ዝኽእሉ መትከላት ዝሓዘ ሓዲሽ መጽሓፍ ኣብ ቕድሚት ኣስፊሩ ይርከብ። እዞም መትከላት እዚ ዝስዕብ ትሕዝቶ ይርከቦም። Continue reading መትከላት ሓድሽ ሕጊ ሲቪላዊ ስርዓት ሃገረ ኤርትራ 2015

The Publication and Enforcement of the New Codes, Timely and Indispensable: Minister Fawzia Hashim

Eritrea’s Minister of Justice, Ms. Fawzia Hashim

By Eritrea Profile,

THE Ministry of Justice recently published new Penal and Civil Codes as well as their associated Procedures. These laws were put into effect after a long and arduous task of drafting and documentation. The Commercial Code is also in the process of finalization. Following is a brief summary of the interview the Minister of Justice Ms. Fawzia Hashim gave to local media:

Q: Madam Minister, what is the rationale for the publication of these laws?

Before directly answering this question, it’s important to consider the fact that the Eritrean people have always had civilized documented and customary laws that were not only equitable and comprehensive but also incorporated the rights and protection of animals, vegetations as well as the environment.  Continue reading The Publication and Enforcement of the New Codes, Timely and Indispensable: Minister Fawzia Hashim