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Belarus introduced law on alternative service

According to the Law of the Republic of Belarus of 4 June 2015 No. 276, adopted with a view of regulating military service for citizens with certain religious convictions, such non-military alternative service may be carried out in the Republic of Belarus.

The Law specifies the institutions and organizations under the aegis of which such service may be conducted, determines the state regulation of alternative service, and establishes rights and duties of citizens and organizations, social guarantees.

The Law was officially published in Russian on the National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus on 11 June 2015 and its main provisions enter into force on 1 July 2016.