Criminal Offences in violation of Ethiopian Environmental Laws #4


Proclamation No. 571-2008 Radiation Protection Proclamation   

[Article] 28. Penalties
Unless severe penalties are prescribed in the criminal law:-
1/ any person who without permission from the
Authority transfers, alters, disposes or disperses nuclear materials that are likely to cause death or serious injury to any person or substantial damage to property shall be punishable with an imprisonment from 3 to 15 years or with a fine from Birr 50,000 to Birr 500,000 or with both;

2/ any person who without permission from the Authority possesses nuclear materials shall be punishable with an imprisonment from 1 to3 years or with a fine from Birr 10,000 to Birr 50,000 or with both;
3/ any person who without permission from the
Authority uses nuclear materials and cause damage shall be punishable with a rigorous imprisonment from 10 to 15 years or with a fine from Birr 100,000 to Birr 500,000 or with both;
4/ any authorized person to use nuclear material who causes damage due to negligence shall be punishable with a rigorous imprisonment from 3 to 10 years or with a fine from Birr 50,000 to Birr 100,000 or with both;
5/ any person Who commits other offences in violation of the provisions of Proclamation or regulations or directives issued pursuant to this Proclamation, shall be punishable with an imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or with a fine not exceeding Birr 10,000 or with both.

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