The re-registration deadline for the organization structures of the parties and public associations extended to 1 June.
According to the new order issued by the Minister of Justice Viktar Halavanau, the organization structures of the public associations and political parties will have to re-register their legal addresses by 1 June of this year.
“The Justice Department issued a commission requiring that this issue be closed by the indicated date”, Aleh Slizheuski, the head of the public associations department, said in an interview. This means that the structures of the parties and public associations that will fail to submit documents for changing the legal address will be deregistered.
In October last year the Ministry of Justice addressed all republican public associations and political parties, which have organization structures registered apartments of multi-storied residential buildings, proposing that they move such structures to the legal addresses on non-residential premises or in one-apartment (detached) houses by 1 February 2005. However, according to the statement by Mr. Slizheuski, which was printed by state periodicals on 19 April, quite a few public associations and political parties did not get their organization structures re-registered to new legal addresses.
As a result, in the past few weeks, the Ministry of Justice has issued several dozens of written warnings for said violation. We’d like to note that these organization structures had earlier been registered by this very Ministry of Justice, which then found no violations. Several political parties and public associations tried to appeal these claims in court, but the Supreme Court did not grant a singe suit, refusing the Party of Belarusian Communists, the UCP, the BPF Party, the BLA and others.
However, because the inability to meet this deadline set by the Ministry of Justice became obvious, the Ministry decided to extend the re-registration deadline to 1 June. If the parties and public associations fail to submit documents for re-registration at a new address, their local structures currently located in apartments will be automatically de-registered, says the belngo portal.