Saturday, March 7, 2020

Criminal Offences in Violation of Ethiopian Census and Statistics Laws #1


Criminal Offences in Violation of Ethiopian Census and Statistics Laws #1

Proclamation No. 442-2005 Central Statistics Authority Establishment

[Article] 19. Penalties

1/ Any person engaged in the execution of a statistical activity and who: If the penal higher punishment it prescribed on the penal code this will have effect.
a) uses, directly or indirectly, statistical information acquired by virtue of such engagement for his personal gain or without lawful authority, publishes such information or communicates it to any person;
shall, upon conviction be punishable to imprisonment up to three years.

b) knowingly compiles or issues any false statistical information or fills in statistical form or questionnaire without approaching the data producer and with fabricated data, or transfers such erroneous information:
shall be punishable by simple imprisonment not lesser than three months or in the case where the offence affects severely the data being collected, compiled or disseminated the punishment may be increased up to three years of imprisonment.
2/ Any person it the penal higher punishment it prescribed of the penal code this will have effect.
a) required to furnish statistical data in accordance with this Proclamation and
who delays in furnishing;
shall, upon conviction be punishable to imprisonment up to six months or with a fine.
b) When the person required to furnish statistical data fails to furnish such data the punishment may be raised up to one-year imprisonment.
3/ if the offence referred to in Sub-Article 2(a) of this Article is committed by a juridical person, the fine may be up to ten thousand Birr.
4/ if the offence referred to in Sub-Article 2 (b) of this Article is committed by a juridical person, the fine may be up to thirty thousand Birr.
5/ when the offence is committed by a juridical person, the responsible head or employee
of the organization shall be punished by the penalty provided under Sub-Article 2(a) or 2(b) of this Article.
6/ Any person required to furnish statistical data in accordance with this proclamation and who furnishes or causes the furnishing of false data:
If the penal higher punishment it prescribed of the penal code this will have effect. Shall upon conviction, be punishable to imprisonment up to three years.
7/. if the offence referred to in Sub-Article 6 of this article is committed by a juridical person, the fine may be up to fifty thousand Birr.
8/ when the offence is committed by a juridical person, the responsible head or employee of the organization shall be punished by the penalty provided under Sub-Article 6 of this Article.

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