SNNP Regional State Laws

The state of Southern Nation, Nationalities and People (SNNP) is one of the nine Ethiopia’s federating states. The state has legislative, executive and judiciary organs. The state’s highest law making organ is the House of Peoples Representative of SNNP. The house has a legislative mandate to enact Proclamations in matters reserved to the state in line with article 52 and 55 of Ethiopian Constitution. The state’s executive council also enacts Regulations to further implement Proclamations. In addition to this, Directives are enacted by Sectorial Bureaus, Commissions and Agencies of the state.

Article 5(3) of Ethiopian Constitution proclaims that federating states of Ethiopia may determine their working language through legislation. Accordingly, Amharic is designated as the working language of SNNP State Government in accordance with article 5(2) of SNNP Constitution. Accordingly, the state’s proclamations, regulations and directives are legislated in Amharic language.

These SNNP State proclamations, regulations and directives along with the federal laws applicable throughout Ethiopia constitute the system of laws that are applicable in SNNP State.

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