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Proclamation No. 1234-2013 - Federal Courts Proclamation
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WHEREAS, in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Constitution, judicial power is vested in both the Federal and the Regional courts;

WHEREAS, the Constitution stipulates that everyone has a right to bring justiciable matter to obtain a decision or judgment from, a court of law; irreplaceable;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to establish a system in which Federal Courts play an inimitable role in enforcing the rules of law and, protection of human and democratic rights;

WHEREAS, it is necessary to ensure that Federal Courts do provide effective, efficient, accountable and predictable service in accordance with judicial independence mentioned in the provision of the Constitution;

WHEREAS, establishing a legislative framework under which courts would have full autonomy to manage their own budget, recruit and assign their non-judicial personnel, and administer themselves is essential for a strong judiciary;

WHEREAS, the frequent amendment of the Federal Courts Proclamation No. 25/1996 makes inconvenience to work and necessary of having an amended Proclamation;

NOW THEREFORE, in accordance to the Article 55 Sub-Article (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows.