News on the topic: legislation

Mahiliou: green zone and playground destroyed in favor of parking lot

08.08.2014 Mahiliou: green zone and playground destroyed in favor of parking lot

Mahiliou citizens oppose the construction of the parking lot. The initiative group, headed by a local pensioner Tamara, has collected 200 signatures from local residents, which have been submitted to the Mahiliou authorities.

07.08.2014 Lukashenka “presents” 25 hectares of expensive land near Minsk to Arabs

Qatar is actively developing forests in the Minsk region.

Members of Brest City Council are required to inform about time and place of meetings with electors

05.08.2014 Members of Brest City Council are required to inform about time and place of meetings with electors

Activists of the civil initiative "Social Office" have filed a repeated appeal to five members of the Brest City Council and the head of this representative body, Mikalai Krasouski.

Brest: Social Democrats appeal actions of executive committee complain to prosecutor and State Control Committee

05.08.2014 Brest: Social Democrats appeal actions of executive committee complain to prosecutor and State Control Committee

The reason for the appeal was the information that the Brest Regional Executive Committee lent a ten-kilomenter part of the river of Mukhavets from the Border of Brest to the border with the Zhabinka district.

Law and order Dubrouna style

04.08.2014 Law and order Dubrouna style

Former prisoner Viktar Buhayou, who lives and works in the town of Dubrouna in the Vitsebsk region, has again appealed to the Human Rights Center "Viasna".

Expert analysis of legal amendments governing detention in activity therapy centers (LTPs)

31.07.2014 Expert analysis of legal amendments governing detention in activity therapy centers (LTPs)

Having analyzed legal amendments governing detention in activity therapy centers (so called LTPs), Pavel Sapelka, an expert in the prison system law, states that LTPs still perform punitive functions, and the expected increase in the number of these institutions will certainly entail a boost in the number of persons held in them.

24.07.2014 Human rights defenders in favor of equality and prevention of discrimination

The Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Network for Equality and Non-Discrimination in Belarus arranged on July 22 an international round table discussion entitled “Concepts of anti-discrimination legislation in Belarus”. More than 20 human rights defenders, journalists and civil society activists participated in the roundtable, novychas.info reports.

Constitutional Court to study gaps in language legislation

23.07.2014 Constitutional Court to study gaps in language legislation

The Constitutional Court will address the flaws of the country’s language legislation, says human rights defender Aliaksei Valabuyeu, citing a reply to his petition.

Office of Prosecutor General and Minsk Regional Executive Committee ignore application of Salihorsk activist of United Civil Party

15.07.2014 Office of Prosecutor General and Minsk Regional Executive Committee ignore application of Salihorsk activist of United Civil Party

Back in late February Salihorsk member of the United Civil Party Viktor Malochka appealed to the Prosecutor General of Belarus askin him to check the legality of the allocation of land for construction of so-called "multi-function pharmacies" However, his request was ignored.

Salihorsk: Belarusian Language Society continues struggling for observance of law "On Geographic Names"

14.07.2014 Salihorsk: Belarusian Language Society continues struggling for observance of law "On Geographic Names"

Salihorsk city organization of the "Belarusian Language Society" has filed a second appeal to the State Property Committee demanding to bring the names of signs on the buildings of Salihorsk in line with the Law "On the names of geographical objects."

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

10.07.2014 Belarusian Language Society ask for return of Belarusian language to legal acts

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.

Legislation on lawyers: What changes needed?

26.06.2014 Legislation on lawyers: What changes needed?

It has been over two years since the entry in force of the Law “On the Legal Profession and Activities of Lawyers in the Republic of Belarus” and other regulations adopted pursuant to it. Despite the fact that this law is sufficiently “fresh”, the need for changes in the Belarusian legislation on lawyers has been prompted by both national and foreign experts. In the application of this Act, this need has been also perceived by the lawyers’ community and the state.

Pavel Sapelka: “Pre-trial agreement is a progressive standard, which only works with an independent court”

24.04.2014 Pavel Sapelka: “Pre-trial agreement is a progressive standard, which only works with an independent court”

Belarus can introduce a mechanism for the pre-trial agreement on cooperation with the suspect (accused) in a criminal case. This initiative is supported by the Investigative Committee.

Pavel Sapelka: “The prosecutor struggled for the driver-killer like for his own brother”

14.04.2014 Pavel Sapelka: “The prosecutor struggled for the driver-killer like for his own brother”

The driver of the Crysler car, who killed two people by knocking them down while driving, was released from criminal responsibility by the decision of the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General's Office.

13.03.2014 Mahiliou: woman with two minor children is evicted from dormitory

The appropriate verdict was taken on March 12 by the Leninski District Court of Mahiliou.

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