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Belarus approved new Water Code

The new Water Code of the Republic of Belarus signed by the President of the Republic of Belarus on 30 April 2014 has been officially published on the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus on 20 May 2014. The Code is to regulate relations concerning the possession, use and disposal of waters and water objects and aimed at protection and rational (sustainable) use of water resources and at protection of rights and legitimate interests of water users. Provisions of the Code are applied to relations with participation of foreign citizens, stateless persons, foreign and international legal persons, unless otherwise established by the Constitution and treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

The Code enters into force in one year after its official publication.