Constitutional Court Leaves “Permissive Seals” in Passports for Unknown Time

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The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to RFE/RL

The Constitutional Court of Belarus issued its verdict on the case that was initiated on 5 September on proposal of the Soviet of Ministers of Belarus, who asked the court to change the term of fulfillment of the court decision that was declared on 27 September 2002.

By the latter decision the court proposed the authorities to establish the system that would allow refusing from usage of the seal in passports that permits traveling abroad. The Constitutional Court confessed that the responsible officials haven’t taken any appropriate measures for implementation of the decision. However, taking into account the proposals of the government that were upheld by the Chamber of Representatives (the case initiator), the court prolonged the term for implementation of the decision for unknown term.

The Soviet of Ministers is to inform citizens about the perspectives of this seal. The court also proposed to the government to simplify the procedure of putting such seals in passports as long as the former ones exist.