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Name: Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 1994 [consolidated version].
Country: Belarus
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1994-03-15
Entry into force:
ISN: BLR-1996-C-47034
Bibliography: Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1997-05, Gisbert H. Flanz, ed., Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, USA, ISBN: 0-379-00467-4, 35 p.
Constitution (in Russian) Constitution (in Russian) The National Legal Internet Portal of the Republic of Belarus, Belarus (consulted on 2005-11-09)
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation Legislationline (consulted on 2006-10-25)
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation Office of the President, Belarus (consulted on 2006-10-25)
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus PDF of Constitution as amended to 17 October 2004 PDF of Constitution as amended to 17 October 2004 (consulted on 2011-08-04)
Abstract/Citation: The amended text replaces the Supreme Soviet with a bicameral National Assembly composed of the Council of the Republic and the Chamber of Representatives. The President is provided the power to legislate by decree (s. 101). The President is also conferred the authority to call national referenda, dissolve chambers of the National Assembly, and to appoint the Procurator General. The President shall enjoy immunity. As in the previous version of the Constitution, basic rights and freedoms, including freedom of association, religion, and expression, are guaranteed in Parts I and II. All citizens shall have the right to vote, except those in detention in accordance with a court decision. Elections shall not be held during a State of emergency.
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