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ABOUT THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF LEGAL ACTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

The National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus (further – National Register) was created on January 1, 1999 in accordance with the Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 369 of July 20, 1998 “On the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus” (amended as of December 30, 2010).

This is a registration system of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus.

The status of the National Register defining the order of its formation and management is determined by the Regulations on the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus approved by the mentioned Edict. The National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus is responsible for its management.

The National Register consists of nine sections, each of which contains legal acts of a specified kind. The following acts are subject to inclusion into the National Register:

  • The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Decisions of republican referenda;
  • Decrees, Edicts, Executive Orders of the President of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Laws of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Treaties of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Decisions of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Decisions of the Government of the Republic of Belarus and Executive Orders of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Resolutions and other decisions of the Constitutional Court, except for inquiries, requirements and other procedural decisions;
  • acts of the Plenum of the Supreme Court on application of Belarusian legislation, arising at legal proceedings;
  • acts of the Plenum of the Supreme Economic Court on application of Belarusian legislation in the sphere of entrepreneurial and other economic activity in the territory of the Republic of Belarus;
  • legal acts of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus, unless otherwise provided by the Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus;
  • normative legal acts of state bodies directly subordinated to the President of the Republic of Belarus, except for the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus;
  • normative legal acts of the National Bank, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, ministries and other republican bodies of state administration;
  • normative legal acts of oblast, Minsk City Council of Deputies, oblast executive committees, Minsk City Executive Committee, local Councils of Deputies, executive and administrative bodies of base level;
  • decisions of oblasts, Minsk City and local referenda;
  • other normative legal acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Legal acts included into the National Register are published in the official printed edition of the National Register and its electronic version.

As provided by the Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 293 of June 3, 2008 normative legal acts of local Councils of Deputies and executive and administrative bodies at a base level, technical normative legal acts and local normative legal acts (if a state body has taken a decision to include them into the register) are subject to official publication only in electronic version of corresponding issue of the printed edition of the National Register.

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 22 of December 10, 1998 “On Approving Regulations of Official Publication and the Entering into Force of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus”, the printed edition of the National Register and its electronic version are official sources for legal acts publication.

OFFICIAL EDITION OF THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF LEGAL ACTS 
OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

Legal acts included into the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus are published in the official printed edition of the National Register and its electronic version.

An edition of the National Register is published 12 times per month (72 times per six months).

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 22 of December 10, 1998 “On Approving Regulations of Official Publication and the Entering into Force of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus”, the printed edition of the National Register and its electronic version are official sources for legal acts publication.

As provided by the Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 293 of June 3, 2008 the subject to official publication only in the electronic version of a corresponding issue of the serial of the National Register without official publishing in this serial are:

  • resolutions of House of Representatives and Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on adoption, approval, defeat of draft laws;
  • resolutions of Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus on assignment of public officials;
  • normative legal acts of regional, Minsk City Council of Deputies, regional executive and administrative bodies, Minsk City Executive Committee, local Councils of Deputies, executive and administrative bodies of basic level;
  • regulations of collegial bodies;
  • technical normative legal acts;
  • local normative legal acts. 

Thus in a corresponding issue of the serial of the National Register only references with essential elements of the above mentioned legal acts are published, information on availability of their texts is accessible in electronic version of the serial published on the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus.

The electronic version of the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus is published on the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus in *.pdf format.