Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No.1/1995

Published: 21/Aug/1995


Article 6: Nationality
1. Any person of either sex shall be an Ethiopian national where both or either parent is Ethiopian.
2. Foreign nationals may acquire Ethiopian nationality.
3. Particulars relating to nationality shall be determined by law.

Article 33: Rights of Nationality
1. No Ethiopian national shall be deprived of his or her Ethiopian nationality against his or her will. Marriage of an Ethiopian national of either sex to a foreign national shall not annul his or her Ethiopian nationality.
2. Every Ethiopian national has the right to the enjoyment of all rights, protection and benefits derived from Ethiopian nationality as prescribed by law.
3. Any national has the right to change his Ethiopian nationality.
4. Ethiopian nationality may be conferred upon foreigners in accordance with law enacted and procedures established consistent with in ternational agreements ratified by Ethiopia.

Article 36: Rights of Children
Every child has the right:
1. To life;
2. To a name and nationality

Download file: Ethiopia Constitution 1995

Themes: Acquisition of nationality
Regions: Ethiopia
Year: 1995