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Belarusian Language Society ask for return of Belarusian language to legal acts

2014 2014-07-10T16:54:31+0300 2014-07-10T16:54:31+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At the end of June, the Secretariat of the Belarusian Language Society named after Frantsysk Skaryna appealed to the House of Representatives with a proposal to return the Belarusian language to national legislation.

“At present almost all the laws in our country are adopted only in Russian, and there is no official translation into the first state, Belarusian language, which is a violation of the current Constitution of the Republic of Belarus,” states the appeal.

In this context and in view of Articles 1, 2 and 5 of the Law "On languages in the Republic of Belarus", the Secretariat of the BLS suggests the adoption of all laws and other normative legal acts of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in two state languages starting from September 1, 2014, and making an official translation of the laws that have been adopted only in Russian, into the Belarusian language, and publishing them in the manner prescribed by law.