Law of the Republic of Belarus

July 23, 2008 No 421-Z

[Amended as of January 8, 2014]

On Treaties of the Republic of Belarus

Adopted by the House of Representatives on June 24, 2008
Approved by the Council of the Republic on June 28, 2008

 

CHAPTER 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Main terms and their definitions used in this Law

For the purposes of this Law, the following main terms and their definitions are used:

bilateral treaty – a treaty concluded by two and more states, international organizations and/or other subjects having the right to conclude treaties, which act as two independent parties to the treaty;

department of a state body – a department of a state body of the Republic of Belarus to which the normative legal acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus have granted the right to conclude treaties of interdepartmental nature;

depositary – a state, international organization or its chief executive officer, other subject, having the right to conclude treaties, to which the original of the treaty is delivered for custody and which  fulfil in relation to the treaty functions provided for by this treaty and international law;

contracting party – state (states), international organization (international organizations) and/or other subject (subjects) having the right to conclude treaties, acting as an independent party of a treaty and having expressed consent to be  bound by this treaty regardless whether or not the treaty has come into force;

conclusion of a treaty of the Republic of Belarus – a sequence of  stages (legally significant actions) provided for by this Law concerning formation of the content of a treaty,  acceptance of its text and expression of the consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty;

modification of essential nature – modification of a draft treaty or a position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations, affecting the object, objectives or subjects composition of the treaty, legal, financial and/or economic consequences of its conclusion;

copy of the treaty – a copy of the original of the treaty or of a copy of a multilateral treaty officially published (certified) by  the depositary, certified in the manner established by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

interstate treaty – a treaty concluded in the name of the Republic of Belarus with a foreign state (foreign states), with an international organization (international organizations), other subject (other subjects) having the right to conclude treaties;

international organization – an interstate (intergovernmental) organization created for fulfilment of certain tasks  on an international nature in accordance with the constituent instrument of this organization and having international legal personality;

treaty of an interdepartmental nature – a treaty concluded by the state body (state bodies) of the Republic of Belarus, by a department of the state body on issues referred to the scope of its/their competence, with the relevant state body (relevant state bodies) of a foreign state (foreign states), with an international organization (international organizations), other subject (subjects) having the right to conclude treaties;

treaty of the Republic of Belarus – a treaty (interstate, intergovernmental or a treaty of interdepartmental nature) concluded in written form by the Republic of Belarus with a foreign state (foreign states), with an international organization (international organizations), other subject (subjects) having the right to conclude treaties, which is governed by the international law regardless of whether it is embodied in the single instrument or in several related instruments, and also whatever its specific designation and the way of conclusion (treaty, agreement, convention, decision, pact, protocol, exchange of letters or notes, and other designations and methods of conclusion of the treaty);

intergovernmental treaty – a treaty concluded by the Government of the Republic of Belarus with the government of a foreign state (governments of foreign states), with an international organization (international organizations), other subject (other subjects) having the right to conclude treaties, with exception of treaties concluded by the Government of the Republic of Belarus in the name of the Republic of Belarus;

multilateral treaty – a treaty concluded by tree and more states, international organizations and/or other subjects having the right to conclude treaties, which act as tree independent parties to the treaty;

reservation – a unilateral official statement however phrased or named, made by the state or the international organization or other subject having the right to conclude treaties, in accordance with the international law whereby it purports to exclude or to modify the legal effect of certain provisions of the treaty in their application to that state or that international organization, or other subject having the right to conclude treaties;

official translation of the treaty, amendment to a treaty into the Belarusian and/or Russian languages – a translation of the treaty, amendment to a treaty from a foreign language into the Belarusian and/or Russian languages certified in the manner established by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus by the state body of the Republic of Belarus, by the department of the state body the competence of which includess the issues contained in the treaty;

initialling of the text of a draft of the treaty -  fixing the initials of persons empowered to hold the negotiations on a draft of the treaty on each page of the text of the draft of the treaty agreed upon by the parties, used a means to confirm its authentication;

amendment to the treaty – modification of provisions of the treaty in accordance with the conditions of the treaty and the international law;

succession in relation to the treaty – transfer of rights and duties under the treaty from one state to another (other states), from one international organization to another international organization (other international organizations), from one other subject having the right to conclude treaties to the other subject (subjects) having the right to conclude treaties;

party to the treaty – state (states), international organization (international organizations) and/or other subject (subjects) having the right to conclude treaties, acting as independent parties of the treaty, which have expressed consent to be  bound by the treaty and for which the treaty has come into force;

negotiating party – a state (states), an international organization (international organizations) and other subject (other subjects) having the right to conclude treaties, taking part in the drawing up of the text and acceptance of the treaty.

Article 2. Scope of application of this Law

This Law establishes the order of conclusion, entry into force, official publication, registration, custody, implementation, suspension and termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

In relation to treaties of the Republic of Belarus concluded with another subject (other subjects) having the right to conclude treaties shall be applied the order provided for by this law for conclusion, entry into force, official publication, registration, custody, implementation, suspension and termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus concluded with a foreign state (foreign states) and/or with an international organization (international organizations).

Article 3. Legal basis for conclusion, entry into force, official publication, registration, custody, implementation, suspension and termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

Conclusion, entry into force, official publication, registration, custody, implementation, suspension and termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, universally recognized principles of the international law, Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of May 23, 1969, other treaties of the Republic of Belarus, this Law and other acts of legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

CHAPTER 2
CONCLUSION OF TREATIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Article 4. Preparation of drafts of treaties

State bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues constituting the object of the treaty to be concluded may hold consultations, upon obtaining consent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, with the corresponding state body of a foreign state or an international organization with a view to establish a possibility to conclude a treaty, to clarify the parties’ intentions concerning the object, purpose and content of the treaty, and also to determine a preliminary order and time limits of the work on preparation of the draft of the treaty.

The draft of the treaty and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus as a basis for negotiations are to be brought to knowledge of another party (parties) only after the authorized state body of the Republic of Belarus has made a decision on holding the negotiations.

The head of the state body, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues contained in the draft of the treaty shall be responsible for preparation of the draft of the treaty and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations in accordance with the legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Initialling of the text of the draft of a treaty is not allowed until the authorized state body of the Republic of Belarus (official) which is granted powers to hold the negotiations on the draft of the treaty has taken the decision to hold the negotiations.

Article 5. Holding negotiations on drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and signing of such treaties

Proposals to hold negotiations on the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/or to sign such treaties shall be submitted to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, upon obtaining consent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus and other interested state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, by the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties (in interstate and intergovernmental treaties), not later than one month before the scheduled date of holding negotiations thereon and/or of signing them, and in the exceptional cases – not later than ten working days, unless other terms are established upon assent of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Belarus.

If the draft of the interstate or intergovernmental treaty is submitted by the foreign state or international organization, proposals to sign such treaty may be introduced simultaneously with proposals to hold negotiations on the draft of this treaty in the order established by part one of this article.

Proposal for holding negotiations on drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/o signing of such treaties must contain:

a draft of a respective normative legal act on holding the negotiations on the draft of the treaty and/or on signing of the treaty;

a draft of the respective treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at the negotiations with enclosure of the draft of the treaty submitted by the foreign state or international organization (if available), or a copy of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages or its official translation into Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of concluding the treaty containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the event of conclusion of the treaty, and also information about the planned time and place of holding the negotiations on the draft of the treaty, and/or signing thereof in the case, if such information have been agreed with other negotiating parties;

 conclusions of state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includess the issues contained in the draft of the treaty (in the treaty) and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the draft of the treaty (of the treaty), and/or of the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the draft of the treaty (of the treaty) and/or of the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of the expected expenses related to the realization of the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the conclusion of the treaty;

information about conformity of the draft of the treaty being proposed for signing with the draft of the treaty and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations having been approved as a basis for negotiations by the decision on holding the negotiations adopted in the order established by this Law – in the case a proposal to sign the treaty has been submitted apart from the proposal to hold negotiations on the draft of this treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall consider the submitted proposals and, in accordance with this Law, take decision on holding the negotiations on the draft of the respective treaty and/or on signing thereof or, not later than ten working days before the scheduled date of holding the negotiations and/or signing, and in the exceptional cases – not later than five working days unless other time limits are established by the President of the Republic of Belarus, submit a proposal to the President of the Republic of Belarus for consideration and adoption of a respective decision.

Decisions on holding negotiations on drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/or signing of such treaties shall be taken in relation to:

interstate treaties, and also intergovernmental treaties which establish other rules than those established in laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, and intergovernmental treaties the subject matter of which includes issues pertaining  only to the sphere of legislative regulation, but which have not been regulated in laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus – by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict;

other intergovernmental treaties – by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution.

Preparation of the text of an interstate or intergovernmental treaty for signing shall be carried out by the state body of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the draft of the interstate or intergovernmental treaty.

After the President of the Republic of Belarus or the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus has taken the decision on holding the negotiations on the draft of the treaty and/or on signing thereof, a copy of the draft of the treaty and/or of the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations approved as a basis for negotiations shall be submitted, respectively, by:

the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus – to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the state body of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the draft of the treaty and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;

the Apparatus of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus – to the state body of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the draft of the treaty and to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus;

Article 6. Conclusion of interstate and intergovernmental treaties by the exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty

Proposals to conclude interstate and intergovernmental treaties by the exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty shall be submitted and considered in the order established in parts one and four of article five of this Law and must include:

a draft of a respective normative legal act on conclusion of the treaty by the exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty;

a draft of the note, letter or another instrument, constituting the treaty, in Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of the conclusion of the treaty, containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the event of conclusion of the treaty;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues relate contained in the draft of the note, letter and other instrument constituting the treaty;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on conformity of the draft of the note, letter and other instrument constituting the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the draft of the note, letter and other instrument constituting the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of the expected expenses related to the realization of the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the conclusion of the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions to conclude interstate and intergovernmental treaties by the exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty shall be taken in the order established by part five of article 5 of this Law.

Article 7. Holding negotiations on issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in interstate and intergovernmental treaties

In the event of need to receive the consent of parties or negotiating parties of an interstate or intergovernmental treaty for accession of the Republic of Belarus to that treaty or to succession of the Republic of Belarus with regard to that treaty, negotiations on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such a treaty shall be held.

Proposals to hold negotiations on issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in  interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be submitted and considered in the order established in parts one and four of article five of this Law and must include:

draft of the respective normative legal act on holding negotiations on issue of possibility of participation of  the Republic of Belarus in the treaty;

a copy of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, or an official translation thereof into the Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of participation of the Republic of Belarus in the treaty containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus of participation in the treaty, and information about the participation of foreign states, international organizations in that treaty;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of the expected expenses related to the participation of the Republic of Belarus in the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the participation of the Republic of Belarus in the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions to hold negotiations on issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be taken in the order established in part five of article 5 of this Law.

Article 8. Granting full powers to execute legally significant actions to conclude interstate and intergovernmental treaties

Full powers to hold negotiations on the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental  treaties or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties are granted to a state body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body. Full powers to execute respective legally significant actions on conclusion of interstate and intergovernmental treaties are exercised by the head of the state body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body or another person (group of persons), determined by the decision of the state body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body. State body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body shall timely inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus about a specific person (group of persons) authorized to perform respective legally significant actions on conclusion of interstate and intergovernmental treaties.

Proposals to grant full powers to hold negotiations on drafts of the interstate and intergovernmental treaties or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties shall be submitted simultaneously with proposals to hold negotiations on the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties.

If a separate decision is needed on granting full powers to hold negotiations on the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties, proposals to grant full powers to execute appropriate legally significant actions on conclusion of such treaties must contain:

draft of the respective normative legal act on granting full powers to hold negotiations on the draft of the treaty or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in the treaty, on signing the treaty or on holding negotiations and signing the treaty;

copy of the respective normative legal act on granting full powers to hold negotiations on the draft of the treaty or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in the treaty, on signing the treaty or on holding negotiations and signing the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions to grant full powers to hold negotiations on drafts of the interstate and intergovernmental treaties or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties shall be taken simultaneously with decisions to hold negotiations on the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties.

If a separate decision is needed on granting full powers to hold negotiations on the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties, a respective decision shall be taken in the order established by part five of article 5 of this Law.

Article 9. General requirements for conclusion of treaties of interdepartmental character

A state body (state bodies) of the Republic of Belarus, and also the department of the state body, within the limits of their full powers, may conclude the treaties of interdepartmental character on the issues referred to their competence.

Treaties of interdepartmental character shall not include provisions establishing other rules than those contained in laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, and regulate matters that are referred to the scope of regulation of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, but which are not regulated in laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

Peculiarities of conclusion of the treaties of interdepartmental character by the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and its houses shall be determined in the Rules of Procedure of the House of Representatives, the Council of Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus with regard to requirements of this Law.

Article 10. Holding negotiations on drafts of the treaties of interdepartmental character

Decisions of holding negotiations on drafts of the treaties of interdepartmental character shall be made by the heads of state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues contained in drafts of the treaties of the interdepartmental character, upon obtaining consent  of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, and other interested state bodies of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 11. Signing of the treaties of interdepartmental character

State bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues contained in the drafts of treaties of interdepartmental character shall agree the proposals on signing of such treaties with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus and other interested state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, and also with:

the President of the Republic of Belarus – in respect of the issues decisions on which shall be agreed with the President of the Republic of Belarus;

the State Secretariat of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus – in respect of the issues on the national security, military, military and technical cooperation.

Proposals on signing the treaties of interdepartmental character shall contain the documents specified in indents two – eight, ten and eleven of part three of article 5 of this Law.

Proposals on signing of the treaties of interdepartmental character shall be considered, and decisions on signing such treaties shall be made by:

the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus – in respect of the treaties of interdepartmental character concluded by the republican bodies of state administration subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus or the conclusion of which are provided for by interstate and intergovernmental treaties;

the heads of respective state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body – in respect of other treaties of interdepartmental character.

Article 12. Holding negotiations on issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in treaties of interdepartmental character

In the event of need to receive the consent of parties or negotiating parties of the treaty of interdepartmental character for accession of the Republic of Belarus to that treaty or to succession of the Republic of Belarus with regard to that treaty, negotiations on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such a treaty shall be held.

Decisions to hold negotiations on issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in  treaties of interdepartmental character shall be taken in the order established by article 10 of this Law.

Article 13. Granting full powers to execute legally significant actions to conclude treaties of interdepartmental character

Decisions to grant full powers to hold negotiations on drafts of the treaties of interdepartmental character or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties shall be taken by the heads of state bodies, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues contained in the drafts of treaties simultaneously with decisions to hold negotiations on the drafts of treaties of interdepartmental character or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties.

Decisions to grant full powers to hold negotiations on drafts of the treaties of interdepartmental character shall be taken by the heads of state bodies, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues contained in the drafts of treaties of interdepartmental character in respect of:

treaties of interdepartmental character the subject matter of which includes issues referred to the competence of two and more republican bodies of state administration subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus or the conclusion of which are provided for by interstate and intergovernmental treaties – after the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus has taken the decision on signing the treaty of interdepartmental character;

other of interdepartmental character – simultaneously with taking the decision on signing the treaty of interdepartmental character.

If a separate decision is needed on granting full powers to hold negotiations on the drafts of treaties of interdepartmental character or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on changing a person (group of persons) authorized earlier to perform such legally significant actions, a respective decision shall be taken by the heads of state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body  the competence of which includess issues contained in the drafts of treaties (treaties) of interdepartmental character.

Article 14. Issuance of documents confirming full powers to execute legally significant actions to conclude treaties

A document confirming the full powers to hold negotiations on the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties or on on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties or on holding negotiations and signing such treaties shall be issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus to the specific person (the head of the group of persons) determined by the state body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body to which the full powers have been granted to execute the appropriate legally significant actions to conclude the interstate and intergovernmental treaties on the basis of a decision  of the President of the Republic of Belarus or the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, made in accordance with this Law, and information about the authorized person (group of persons) received from the state body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body.

The document confirming the full powers to hold negotiations on the drafts of the treaties of intergovernmental character, or on the issue of possibility of participation of the Republic of Belarus in such treaties, on signing such treaties shall be issued to the person designated (to the head of a group of persons) by the heads of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includess issues contained in the drafts of the treaties (in the treaties) of interdepartmental character on the basis of the decision taken in accordance with this Law on granting the full powers to execute appropriate legally significant actions to conclude the treaties of interdepartmental character.

Article 15. Performance of legally significant actions to conclude treaties without additional confirmation of full powers

The President of the Republic of Belarus holds negotiations and signs the treaties without additional confirmation of his full powers.

The Prime-Ministers of the Republic of Belarus holds negotiations and signs the treaties without additional confirmation of his full powers if full powers to  perform respective legally significant actions to conclude the treaties are granted to a republican body of state administration subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus.

The heads of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includess the issues contained in the drafts of the treaties (in the treaties) of interdepartmental character hold negotiations and sign such treaties within the limits of their competence without additional confirmation of their full powers.

Article 16. Introduction modification into draft of the treaty or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations

The person authorized to hold negotiations on the draft of the treaty and/or to sign the treaty is permitted to introduce modifications into the draft of the treaty and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations with exception of modifications of essential character.

If it is necessary to introduce modification of essential character into the draft of the treaty and/or the positions of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations, such modifications shall be formalized as a new wording of the draft of the treaty and/or of the positions of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations with regard to the amendments of essential character.

Proposals to introduce modifications of essential character into the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/or the positions of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations shall be submitted to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, upon obtaining consent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus and other state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues concerning the modifications of essential character, by the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus which have previously submitted the proposals to hold negotiations on the drafts of the interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/or to sign such treaties.

The proposals to introduce modifications of essential character into the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/or the positions of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations must contain:

draft of the respective normative legal act on holding the negotiations on the draft of the treaty and/or on signing of the treaty;

draft of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian language with regard to the modifications of essential character and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations with regard to the modifications of essential with enclosure of the draft of the treaty submitted by the foreign state or the international organization (if available);

expediency substantiation of introduction of modifications of essential character into the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/or the positions of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the event of conclusion of the treaty, and also information about the scheduled time and place of holding the negotiations on the draft of the treaty, and/or signing the treaty in the case, if such information has been agreed with other negotiating parties;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues concerning the modifications of essential character;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the draft of the treaty (of the treaty), and/or of the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations, having regard to modifications of essential character, with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the draft of the treaty (of the treaty) and/or of the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations, having regard to modifications of essential character, with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of expected expenses related to the realization of the treaty having regard to modifications of essential character;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the conclusion of the treaty having regard to modifications of essential character,;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Proposals to introduce modifications of essential character into the drafts of interstate and intergovernmental treaties and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations shall be considered, and relevant decisions shall be taken in the order established by parts four and five of article 5 of this Law.

Proposals to introduce modifications of essential character into the drafts of treaties of interdepartmental character and/or the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations shall be submitted, considered, and relevant decisions shall be taken in the order established by article 10, parts one and three of article 11 of this Law.

Proposals to introduce modifications of essential character into the drafts of the treaties of interdepartmental character and/or to the position of the Republic of Belarus at negotiations must contain the documents specified in indents two – eight and ten of part four of this article.

Article 17. Expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty

Consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty may be expressed by signing the treaty, through exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting a treaty, ratification of the treaty, approval (acceptance) of the treaty, accession to the treaty, via succession in relation to the treaty.

Consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty may be expressed by any other means provided for by the treaty with observance of the procedure established by this Law for the means of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty specified in part 1 of this article.

Decisions on consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be made by the President of the Republic of Belarus, the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus or the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus within the scope of their competence determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Law, other legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions on consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by treaties of interdepartmental character shall be made by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus or the heads of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body that conclude such treaties within the scope of their competence  determined by this Law and other legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 18. Determination of the means of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by treaties

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus shall, within ten days from the day of receipt of the text of the treaty which has not entered into force since the day of signing, exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting such treaty from the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body or the depository, send its copy to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus for giving the conclusion specified by this Law.

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus shall, within thirty days from the day of receipt of a copy of the treaty, submit the respective conclusion to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

On the basis of the conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus and based on the provisions of the treaty, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus shall determine the means of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty and, within 10 days from the day of receipt of the conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, send a copy of the treaty, information about the need to submit proposals on expressing, via the determined means, the consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty, and a copy of the conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus to the state body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues contained in the treaty.

Article 19. Treaties subject to ratification

The following interstate and intergovernmental treaties are subject to ratification:

which provide for the ratification as the only means of expression of consent to be bound by the treaty;

which establish other rules than those contained in laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus;

subject-matter of which includes the issues referred only to the sphere of legislative regulation, but which have not been regulated by laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus;

concerning the territorial delimitation of the Republic of Belarus with other states;

concerning participation of the Republic of Belarus in international organizations and interstate formations.

Article 20. Ratification of treaties

Ratification of treaties is carried out by the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a law.

Proposals on ratification of treaties shall be submitted within 6 months from the day of signing the treaty or exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty in the order established by part one of article 5 of this Law and must contain:

a draft law on ratification of the treaty;

a copy of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, or an official translation thereof into the Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of concluding the treaty containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the event of conclusion of the treaty, and also information about participation of foreign states, international organizations in that treaty, and substantiation of the choice on the means of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by that treaty;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus

financial and economic substantiation of the expected expenses related to the realization of the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the conclusion of the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft law in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall consider the submitted proposals and submit the interstate treaties and the intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to indents  three and four of article 19 of this Law to the President of the Republic of Belarus for consideration, and submit other intergovernmental treaties for ratification to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus.

The President of the Republic of Belarus or on his instructions the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall submit for ratification interstate treaties and intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to indents three and four of article 19 of this Law to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 21. Approval (acceptance) of interstate and intergovernmental treaties

Interstate and intergovernmental treaties which are not subject to ratification and which have not been entered into force since the day of signing, exchange of noted, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty are subject to be approved (accepted).

Proposals on approval (acceptance) of interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be submitted within six months from the day of signing the treaty or exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty in the order established by part one of article 5 of this Law and must contain:

draft of a respective normative legal act on approval (acceptance) of the treaty;

copy of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, or an official translation thereof into the Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of concluding the treaty containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the event of conclusion of the treaty, and also information about participation of foreign states, international organizations in that treaty, and substantiation of the choice on the means of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by that treaty;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of expected expenses related to the realization of the treaty;

list of resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the conclusion of the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall consider the submitted proposals and take decision on the approval (acceptance) of intergovernmental treaties, and submit interstate treaties to the President of the Republic of Belarus for consideration.

Decisions on approval (acceptance) of the treaties shall be made:

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict – in respect of interstate treaties;

by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution – in respect of intergovernmental treaties..

Article 22. Approval of treaties of interdepartmental character

A treaty of interdepartmental character that has not entered into force since the day of signing or another date provided for by that treaty is subject to be approved (accepted) unless other means of expression of the consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaty of interdepartmental character is provided for by that treaty.

Decisions on approval (acceptance) of treaties of interdepartmental character shall be made in the order established by part three of article 11 of this Law.

Article 23. Accession of the Republic of Belarus to treaties

The Republic of Belarus may accede to a treaty in accordance with provisions of the treaty and the international law.

The proposals on accession of the Republic of Belarus to interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 5 of this Law and must include:

draft of a respective normative legal act on accession of the Republic of Belarus to the treaty;

copy of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, or an official translation thereof into the Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of the accession of the Republic of Belarus to the treaty containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the event of the accession of the Republic of Belarus to the treaty, and also information about participation of foreign states, international organizations in that treaty, and substantiation of the choice on the means of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by that treaty;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of expected expenses related to the realization of the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the accession of the Republic of Belarus to the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall consider submitted proposals and present the interstate treaties and intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to the grounds provided by indents three and four of article 19 of this Law to the President of the Republic of Belarus, and submit the intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to the grounds provided by indents five and six of  article 19 of this Law to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly for consideration and adoption of a decision on accession of the Republic of Belarus to the treaties.

The President of the Republic of Belarus or, by his instructions, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus submits the interstate treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to grounds provided by indents three to six article 19 of this Law and intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to grounds provided by indents three and four  of article 19 of this Law to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for consideration and adoption of a decision on accession of the Republic of Belarus to the treaties.

Decisions on accession of the Republic of Belarus to interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be made:

by the National Assembly in the form of a law – in respect of interstate and intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified  pursuant to grounds provided by indents three to six of article 19 of this Law;

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict – in respect to interstate treaties;

by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution – in respect to other intergovernmental treaties.

Proposals on accession of the Republic of Belarus to treaties of interdepartmental character shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 11 of this Law and shall contain the documents specified in indents tow to eight and ten of part two of this article.

Decisions on accession of the Republic of Belarus to treaties of interdepartmental character shall be made in the order established by part three of article 11 of this Law.

Article 24. Succession of the Republic of Belarus in relation to treaties

The Republic of Belarus may recognize itself to be bound by the treaty by means of succession in the cases provided for by the international law.

In the case of succession of the Republic of Belarus in relation to the treaties of the former USSR, the Republic of Belarus recognizes itself to be bound by the commitments under these treaties from December 10, 1991, unless otherwise provided for by a treaty or agreed by the parties.

Proposals on succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 5 of this Law and must contain:

draft of a respective normative legal act on succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to the treaty;

copy of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, or an official translation thereof into the Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of the succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to the treaty containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the event of the succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to the treaty, and also information about participation of foreign states, international organizations in that treaty, and substantiation of the choice on the means of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by that treaty;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of expected expenses related to the realization of the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall consider submitted proposals and present the interstate treaties and intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to the grounds provided by indents three and four of article 19 of this Law to the President of the Republic of Belarus, and submit the intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to other grounds provided by article 19 of this Law to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly for consideration and adoption of a decision on succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to the treaties.

The President of the Republic of Belarus or, by his instructions, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus submits the interstate treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to grounds provided for by article 19 of this Law and intergovernmental treaties subject to be ratified pursuant to grounds provided by indents three and four  of article 19 of this Law to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for consideration and adoption of a decision on succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to the treaties.

Decisions on succession of the Republic of Belarus in relation to the interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be made:

by the National Assembly in the form of a law – in respect of the interstate and intergovernmental treaties subject to ratification;

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict – in respect of the interstate treaties not subject to ratification;

by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution – in respect of intergovernmental treaties not subject to ratification.

Proposals on succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to treaties of interdepartmental character shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 11 of this Law and shall contain the documents specified in indents two to eight and ten of part two of this article.

Decisions on succession of the Republic of Belarus in regard to treaties of interdepartmental character shall be made in the order established by part three of article 11 of this Law.

Article 25. Formalization of documents on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by interstate and intergovernmental treaties for their depositing with other party (depository)

On the basis of an adopted (issued) normative legal act on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the interstate or intergovernmental treaty the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus shall, within 30 days from the date of adoption (issue) of the normative legal act on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the interstate or intergovernmental treaty, formalize a relevant document for depositing it with the other party (depository) .

Article 26. Reservations of the Republic of Belarus in regard to treaties

At the exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting a multilateral treaty, signing, ratification, approval (acceptance) of the multilateral treaties, accession to such treaties, or succession in relation to such treaties, the Republic of Belarus may make reservations in accordance with the provisions of the treaty and the international law.

A reservation of the Republic of Belarus in regard to a treaty is considered unmade unless it has been confirmed at expressing consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by that treaty.

Unless a treaty provides otherwise, reservations made by the Republic of Belarus may be withdrawn at any time in the same order as they have been made.

At the succession of the Republic of Belarus in relation to a treaty, the decision on a reservation made by the predecessor state shall be made simultaneously with the decision on succession of the Republic of Belarus in relation to that treaty.

CHAPTER 3
ENTRY INTO FORCE, OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, REGISTRATION AND DEPOSITATION OF TREATIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Article 27. Entry into force of treaties for the Republic of Belarus

A treaty enters into force for the Republic of Belarus after consent of the Republic of Belarus has been expressed to be bound by the treaty in accordance with this Law in the order and in terms provided for by the treaty, or otherwise agreed by the contracting parties.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus shall, within fifteen days after the entry into force of treaties for the Republic of Belarus or after receiving the respective notifications from another contracting party (a party of the treaty), or from the depository of such treaties, inform about it the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includess the issues contained in such treaties, and also the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 28. Official publication of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

The official publication of treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall be carried out through placement of their texts in Belarusian and/or Russian languages or texts of their official translation into Belarusian and/or Russian languages on the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus, in the order established by the legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 29. Registration of treaties of the Republic of Belarus with international organizations

The registration of treaties of the Republic of Belarus with the Secretariat of the United Nations or with the respective bodies of other international organizations is carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 30. Filing and recording of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

The state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes issues contained in the treaties shall, within seven days from the day of signing, exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaties, inform about it in writing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

The state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes issues contained in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall, within fifteen days from the day of signing, exchange of notes, letters or other instruments constituting such treaties, transmit the originals of the bilateral interstate and intergovernmental treaties on hand to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus which shall ensure their recording and filing.

The state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes issues contained in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall, within fifteen days from the day of receipt of copies of multilateral interstate and intergovernmental treaties from the depositary, transmit the said copies to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus which shall ensure their recording and filing.

The state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall, within thirty days from the day of acceptance (issuance) of a normative legal act on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the multilateral interstate and intergovernmental treaties, transmit the official translations of such treaties into Belarusian and/or Russian languages to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus which shall ensure their recording and filing.

The originals of the bilateral treaties of interdepartmental character, and copies of the multilateral treaties of interdepartmental character received from the depository, and their official translations into Belarusian and/or Russian languages shall be filed in the archives of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body which have concluded the said treaties.

Copies of the documents specified in part five of this article shall , within fifteen days from the day of expressing consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the treaties of interdepartmental character, be forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, and copies of the treaties on the matters of the military, military and technical cooperation – also to the State Secretariat of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 31. Exercising functions of the depository

Functions of the depository of the multilateral interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be exercised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus provided that such functions are entrusted to the Republic of Belarus according to the provisions of those treaties.

Correspondence with bodies of foreign states, international organizations or their chief executive officers on the matters of their exercising the functions of the depository of multilateral interstate or intergovernmental treaties shall be carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Functions of the depository of multilateral treaties of the interdepartmental character shall be exercised by the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body which have concluded those treaties provided that such functions are entrusted to the Republic of Belarus according to the provisions of those treaties.

Correspondence with the bodies of foreign states, international organizations or chief executive officers thereof on the matters of their exercising the functions of the depository of multilateral treaties of interdepartmental character shall be carried out by the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body which have concluded those treaties.

CHAPTER 4
IMPLEMENTATION OF TREATIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Article 32. Temporary application of treaties by the Republic of Belarus

A treaty or a part thereof may be temporarily applied by the Republic of Belarus before its entry into force if it is provided for by the treaty or agreed by the parties otherwise.

A decision on temporary application of a treaty or a part thereof is made upon the proposal of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty simultaneously, as a rule, with the decision on its signing or conclusion by the exchange of notes, letters and other instruments constituting the treaty in the order established by this Law.  If the parties have agreed to apply temporarily the treaty or a part thereof before its entry into force in order to ensure the implementation by the parties of the treaty or a part thereof, a separate decision may be made on temporary application of the treaty or a part thereof.

Unless the treaty provides otherwise or the parties agreed in other way, the temporary application by the Republic of Belarus of a treaty or a part thereof is terminated after the Republic of Belarus has notified other states or international organizations which apply temporarily the treaty about its intention not to participate in the treaty, .

Proposals for temporary application upon making a separate decision on the temporary application of an interstate or intergovernmental treaty or a part thereof or on termination of the temporary application of an interstate or intergovernmental treaty or a part thereof shall be submitted and considered in the order established by parts one and four of article five of this Law and must contain:

draft of a respective normative legal act on the temporary application or termination of the temporary application of the treaty or a part thereof by the Republic of Belarus;

copy of the treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, or an official translation thereof into Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of the temporary application or termination of the temporary application of the treaty or a part thereof by the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of the expected expenses of the Republic of Belarus related to the temporary application or termination of the temporary application of the treaty or a part thereof;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions on temporary application upon making a separate decision on the temporary application of an interstate or intergovernmental treaty or a part thereof or on termination of the temporary application of an interstate or intergovernmental treaty or a part thereof shall be made:

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict – in respect of interstate treaties, and also intergovernmental treaties which establish other rules than those established in laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, and intergovernmental treaties the subject matter of which includes issues pertaining  only to the sphere of legislative regulation, but which have not been regulated in laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus;

by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution – in respect to other intergovernmental treaties.

Proposals for temporary application upon making a separate decision on the temporary application of a treaty of interdepartmental character or a part thereof or on termination of the temporary application of a treaty of interdepartmental character or a part thereof shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 11 of this Law and must contain the documents specified in part four of this article.

Decisions on temporary application upon making a separate decision on the temporary application of a treaty of interdepartmental character or a part thereof or on termination of the temporary application of a treaty of interdepartmental character or a part thereof shall be made in the order established by part three of article 11 of this Law.

A treaty or a part thereof being temporarily applied by the Republic of Belarus before its entry into force shall be implemented in the same order as the treaties of the Republic of Belarus which have entered into force.

Article 33. Implementation of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

The treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall be faithfully implemented by the Republic of Belarus in accordance with the international law.

Legal norms contained in the treaties of the Republic of Belarus are an integral part of the legislation which is in force in the territory of the Republic of Belarus and to be applied directly, except for the cases when the treaty provides that an intrastate normative legal act must be adopted (issued) and has the force of the normative legal act by virtue of which the Republic of Belarus has expressed consent to be bound by the respective treaty..

Article 34. Fulfilment of obligations under the treaties of the Republic of Belarus

The President of the Republic of Belarus, the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, and the heads of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, head of the department of the state body the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaties of interdepartmental character shall take measures, within the scope of their competence, to ensure the implementation of the treaties of the Republic of Belarus by making the respective decisions. Such decisions may, as a rule:

designate the state body of the Republic of Belarus (organization) or the official, or several state bodies of the Republic of Belarus (organizations) or officials which shall be responsible for fulfilling the obligations under the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

designate the state body of the Republic of Belarus (organization) or the official, or several state bodies of the Republic of Belarus (organizations) or officials on which the fulfilment of certain obligations arising out of a treaty of the Republic of Belarus if is is provided by such treaty;

oblige a competent state body of the Republic of Belarus to take measures for bringing the legislation of the Republic of Belarus in conformity with the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

oblige a competent state body of the Republic of Belarus (organization) to take other measures necessary for implementation of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus.

The state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall ensure the fulfilment of obligations accepted by the Republic of Belarus under those treaties, supervise the realization of rights of the Republic of Belarus granted by these treaties, and the fulfilment by other parties of these treaties of their obligations.

Article 35. Control over conclusion and implementation of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus shall coordinate and exercise control over conclusion of the treaties of the Republic of Belarus and implementation thereof by the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body, and, within the scope of its competence, assist the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body in implementation of the treaties.

The state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall submit, annually, by December 1 of the reporting   year, reports on conclusion  of the treaties, on implementation (in the cases of failure to implement – the reasons of failure and the measures taken to implement) of the normative legal acts on execution of legally significant actions in respect of the drafts of the treaties (treaties), on fulfilment by them and by other parties of the treaties of obligations under these treaties, and information about the results of the implementation of the treaties, and concrete proposals to conclude and ensure implementation of the treaties to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus shall , annually, by January 15 of the year following the reporting year, submit the information specified in part two of this article to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers shall, annually by February 15 of the year following the reporting year, submit the information specified in part two of this article to the President of the Republic of Belarus .

Article 36. Explanations to the order of application of provisions of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

Explanations to the order of application of provisions of treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall be made in writing by the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaties upon agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 37. Expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaties of the Republic of Belarus

In the cases provided for in the treaties, the Republic of Belarus expresses consent to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaties of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party.

Proposals on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be submitted and considered in the order established in parts one and four of article 5 of this Law and must contain:

draft of a respective normative legal act on consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaties of the Republic of Belarus;

copy of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus in Belarusian and/or Russian languages, or an official translation thereof into Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaty of the Republic of Belarus containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the case of expressing consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of the expected expenses of the Republic of Belarus related to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaty of the Republic of Belarus

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be made:

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict – in respect of the interstate and ratified intergovernmental treaties the consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by which was expressed in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of  Belarus;

by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution – in respect to other intergovernmental treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

Proposals on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaties of interdepartmental character of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be submitted in the order established in part one of article 11 of this Law and must contain the documents specified in part two of this Article.

Decisions on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the treaties of interdepartmental character of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be made in the order established in part tree of article 11 of this Law.

Article 38. Acceptance by the Republic of Belarus of reservations made by other contracting parties or objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of such reservations

Acceptance by the Republic of Belarus of reservations made by other contracting parties or objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of such reservations to a treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the treaty and the international law.

Reservations made by other contracting parties to a treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be deemed as accepted by the Republic of Belarus, unless the decision on objection in respect of such reservations has been made in the order established in this Law.

Proposals on objection of the Republic of Belarus to participation of other states and/or international organizations in the interstate and intergovernmental treaties of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be submitted and considered in the order established by parts one and four of article 5 of this Law and must contain:

draft of a respective normative legal act on objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of a reservation made by other contracting party to the treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party;

copy of the treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party in Belarusian and/or Russian languages or an official translation thereof into Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of the objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of a reservation made by other contracting party to the treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the case of objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of a reservation made by other contracting party to the treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions on the objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of a reservation made by other contracting party to the treaty of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be made:

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict – in respect of the interstate and ratified intergovernmental treaties the consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by which was expressed in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of  Belarus;

by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution – in respect to other intergovernmental treaties.

Proposals on the objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of a reservation made by other contracting party to the treaty of interdepartmental character of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 11 of this Law and must contain the documents specified in part three of this Article.

Decisions on the objection of the Republic of Belarus in respect of a reservation made by other contracting party to the treaty of interdepartmental character of which the Republic of Belarus is a party or a contracting party shall be made in the order established by part three of article 11 of this Law.

Article 39. Amendments of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

A treaty of the Republic of Belarus may be amended by agreement between its parties in accordance with provisions of the treaty and the international law.

An amendment of a treaty enters into force for the Republic of Belarus in the manner and within terms provided for by the treaty or agreed by negotiating parties otherwise.

If in accordance with conditions of the treaty or the international law for the entry into force of amendments of a treaty for the Republic of Belarus, the expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by said amendments is required, such consent may be expressed by the means specified in parts one and two of article 17 of this Law. The notification  about the entry into force for the Republic of Belarus of amendments of treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall be carried out in the manner established for notification about the entry into force of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

The proposals on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by amendments of interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 5 of this Law and must contain:

draft of a respective normative legal act on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the amendment of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

copy of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus and the amendment thereof in Belarusian and/or Russian languages or an official translation thereof into Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the amendment of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus in the case of expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by the amendment, and also information on expression of consent of other parties to the treaty to be bound by that amendment;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty of the Republic of Belarus and the amendment thereof;

conclusion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the amendment of the treaty with the international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus on conformity of the amendment of the treaty with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of expected expenses related to the realization of the amendment of the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to by bound by the amendment of the treaty;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall consider the submitted proposals and submit amendments of the interstate treaties, and also amendments of the intergovernmental treaties subject to ratification pursuant to grounds provided for by indents three and four of article 19 of this Law for consideration of the President of the Republic of Belarus, and amendments of the intergovernmental treaties subject to ratification pursuant to other grounds specified in article 19 of this Law and amendments of the intergovernmental treaties not subject to ratification in respect of which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound by them in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus – to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for consideration and making a respective decision on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by those amendments.

The President of the Republic of Belarus or by his instructions the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall submit amendments of the interstate treaties subject to ratification pursuant to grounds provided for by article 19 of this Law, amendments of the interstate treaties in respect of which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound by them in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus, and also amendments of the interstate treaties subject to ratification pursuant to grounds provided for by indents three and four of article 19 of this Law – to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for consideration and making a respective decision.

Decisions on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by amendments of the interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be made:

by the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a law – in respect of amendments of the interstate and intergovernmental treaties by which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound by them in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus, and also in respect of amendments of other interstate and intergovernmental treaties subject to ratification;

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict - in respect of amendments of the interstate treaties not subject to ratification concerning which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound in the form of an edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus;

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict - in respect of amendments of the intergovernmental treaties not subject to ratification concerning which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound in the form of an resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;

Proposals on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by amendments of treaties of interdepartmental character shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 11 of this Law and shall contain the documents specified in indents two to eight and ten of part two of this article.

Decisions on expression of consent of the Republic of Belarus to be bound by amendments of treaties of interdepartmental character shall be made in the order established by part three of article 11 of this Law.

State bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body, the competence of which includes issues contained in the treaty being amended shall send a copy of the amendment of such treaty in Belarusian and/or Russian languages or its official translation into Belarusian and/or Russian languages to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for official publication. Official publication of amendments of treaties shall be carried out under in the manner established for official publication of treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 40. Measures to be taken in the case of breach of obligations under treaties of the Republic of Belarus

In the case of breach of obligations under interstate or intergovernmental treaties of the Republic of Belarus by other parties to the treaty, the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in these treaties, jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus shall submit to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus proposals on measures to be taken in accordance with the provisions of the treaty and the international law.

Decisions concerning measures to be taken in the case of breach of obligations under the interstate or intergovernmental treaties concerning which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus, an edict of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus shall be made by the President of the Republic of Belarus.  Decisions concerning measures to be taken in the case of breach of obligations under intergovernmental treaties concerning which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound in the form of a resolution of the Government of the Republic of Belarus shall be made by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

In the case of breach of obligations under a treaty of the Republic of Belarus of interdepartmental character by other parties to the treaty, concluded by the republican body of state administration subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus, that republican body of state administration, upon agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, shall submit to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus proposals on measures to be taken in accordance with the provisions of the treaty and the international law.

In the case of breach of obligations under the treaty of the interdepartmental character by other parties to the treaty concluded by other state body of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body, the decision concerning the measures to be taken shall be made by the head of this state body of the Republic of Belarus,  department of the state body, upon agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, in accordance with the provisions of the treaty and the international law.

In the case of breach of obligations under a treaty of interdepartmental character by other parties to the treaty concluded on the matters which shall be considered upon the agreement of the President of the Republic of Belarus, proposals concerning measures to be taken are subject to be agreed with the President of the Republic of Belarus.

In the case of breach of obligations under a treaty of interdepartmental character by other parties to the treaty concluded on the matters of national security, proposals concerning measures to be taken are subject to be agreed with the State Secretariat of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus.

CHAPTER 5
SUSPENSION OF EFFECT AND TERMINATION OF TREATIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Article 41. Suspension of effect and termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

Suspension of effect and termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus shall be carried out in accordance with the provisions of the treaty and the international law.

Proposals on suspension of effect or termination of the interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 5 of this Law and must contain:

draft of a respective normative legal act on suspension of effect or termination of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

copy of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus in Belarusian and/or Russian languages or an official translation thereof into Belarusian and/or Russian languages;

expediency substantiation of suspension of effect or termination of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus containing, in particular, the evaluation of financial and/or economic, political and other consequences for the Republic of Belarus of suspension of effect or termination of this treaty, and also information about suspension of effect or termination of this treaty in respect of other parties to the treaty;

conclusion of the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus the competence of which includes the issues contained in the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

conclusion of the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs on possibility and consequences of suspension of effect or termination of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus having regard to international commitments of the Republic of Belarus;

financial and economic substantiation of expected expenses related to the suspension of effect or termination of the treaty;

list of laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and edicts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, acts of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (structural elements thereof) subject to be modified, added, repealed, considered ineffective or adopted in connection with the suspension of effect or termination of the treaty of the Republic of Belarus;

other documents which must be enclosed to the draft of a respective normative legal act in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall consider the submitted proposals and present the interstate treaties, and also the intergovernmental treaties concerning which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus to the President of the Republic of Belarus for consideration.

The President of the Republic of Belarus or by his instruction the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall submit interstate and intergovernmental treaties concerning which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for consideration and making an respective decision.

Decisions on suspension of effect or termination of interstate and intergovernmental treaties shall be made:

by the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a law – in respect of interstate and intergovernmental treaties concerning which the Republic of Belarus expressed consent to be bound in the form of a law of the Republic of Belarus or an act of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Belarus;

by the President of the Republic of Belarus in the form of an edict – in respect to other interstate treaties;

by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus in the form of a resolution – in respect to other intergovernmental treaties.

Proposals on suspension of effect or termination of treaties of interdepartmental character shall be submitted in the order established by part one of article 11 of this Law and must contain the documents specified in indents two to seven and nine of part two of this article.

Decisions on suspension of effect or termination of treaties of interdepartmental character shall be made in the order established by part three of article 11 of this Law.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, within fifteen days from the day of suspension of effect or termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus, shall inform about it the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body the competence of which includes the issues contained in such treaties, and also the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 42. Consequences of suspension of effect of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

Suspension of effect of a treaty of the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise provided by that treaty or agreed by its parties, shall release the Republic of Belarus from the obligation to implement the treaty within the period for which its effect has been suspended, and the state bodies of the Republic of Belarus, department of the state body shall refrain from actions which could prevent the renewal of the effect of that treaty.

Article 43. Consequences of termination of treaties of the Republic of Belarus

Termination of a treaty of the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise provided by the treaty or agreed by its parties, shall release the Republic of Belarus from the obligation to implement the treaty and shall not affect obligations or the legal status of the Republic of Belarus resulted from the implementation of this treaty before its termination.

CHAPTER 6
FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 44. Recognizing as ineffective of certain acts of legislation of the Republic of Belarus and a provision of the law of the Republic of Belarus
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Article 45. Implementation of provisions of this Law

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall, within a four-month period:

prepare and submit, under the established procedure, the proposals on bringing the legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus in conformity with this Law;

bring the decisions of Government of the Republic of Belarus in accordance with this Law;

ensure the bringing by the republican bodies of state administration, subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus, of their normative legal acts in compliance with this Law;

take other measures necessary for implementation of provisions of this Law.

Article 46. Entry into force of this Law

This Law enters into force in four months after its official publication with the exception of this article and article 45 that enter into force from the day of official publication of this Law.

 

President of the Republic of Belarus

A. Lukashenko

 

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