BPF Party Applies to Constitutional Court Concerning Conformity of Presidential Decree on Renaming Streets to Constitution

2005 2005-05-12T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to Uladzimir Labkovich, chair of the organization-legal commission of Belarusian People’s Front, the decree about renaming of three large streets in the center of Minsk that was signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka, violates Belarusian legislation, according to which only local Deputy Soviets have the powers to rename streets.

We should remind that in his decree A. Lukashenka ordered to rename Frantsysk Skaryna Avenue to Independence Avenue, Masherau Avenue – to Winners Avenue, Ierusalimskaia, Drozd and Varvashenia streets – to Masherau Avenue and Starabarysauski Tract – to Frantsysk Skaryna Avenue.