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“Veras” Suits Vitsebsk REG Justice Board

2004 2004-05-04T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 25 March the Justice Board of Vitsebsk Regional Executive Committee issued a warning to the public association “Veras”, charging it with violation of the law “About public organizations” and the statute. Being of the opinion that the warning was groundless, “Veras” sued to Vitsebsk Regional Court. In its suit “Veras” completely disproves the charge of the justice board that the public association had no right to hold a round table on international relations within the limits of the project “Equality. Tolerance. Respect”. “Veras” representatives consider this pretension of the justice board inapprehensible. To their mind, “from the text of the warning one can’t find which norm of legislation (paragraph, article and name of normative act)” or statute provision of the youth public association were violated. “Veras” activists don’t agree with the assertion of the registering body that the elaboration of the draft amendments to legislation didn’t correspond to the statute aims and tasks of the organization.

According to the applicants, the Justice Board wrongly considered the establishment of the local volunteer center, which is a structural subdivision of “Veras” as a law violation. The center was established according to point 2.2 of the organization statute.

PA “Veras” asks the court to find the warning illegal and set it aside”, -- informs the press-service of the Assembly of NGOs.

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