PRESIDENTIAL DECREE # 13 ABOUT CERTAIN ISSUES OF CIVIC LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
In accordance to part 3 of Art 101 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, I rule:
1. To establish, that representatives of public associations (organizations) can represent natural persons in civic proceedings in general courts only in case they legally have the right to represent and defend the rights and legal interests of members of these public associations (organizations) and other individuals.
2. The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus should have 3 months to:
 Together with the Bar study the practice of rendering legal assistance to natural and legal persons in civic proceedings in general courts and, if necessary, make proposals to improve it;
 To bring the legislation to conformity with this Decree.
3. This Decree comes into force in 10 days after its official publication, is a temporary measure and, according part 3 Art 101 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, will be sent to the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for consideration.
President of the Republic of Belarus A. Lukashenka
15 April 2003 Minsk