The Ministry of Justice refused to register "Young Christian Democrats"

2013 2013-02-14T18:14:04+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus refused to provide the legal status to the civil association "Young Christian Democrats". This information was provided to BelaPAN by the responsible secretary of the organizing committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Dzianis Sadouski.

One month ago the ministry suspended the registration process and demanded to be provided with some additional documents, including a paper confirming the presence of the YCD participants in the constituent assembly of the organization. The NGO considered this demand as illegal and therefore didn't submit this paper to the ministry.

The constituent assembly had been held on 3 November 2012 with the participation of 60 delegates from all parts of Belarus. According to the organization charter, the YCD is a national youth association which unites people on a voluntary basis for joint realization of civil, social, cultural and other rights. YCD is a secular and non-religious association whose activities spread on the whole territory of Belarus.