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Constitutional law in Belarus, 3rd edition

By Grigory A. Vasilevich


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in Belarus provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Belarus will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.

Publish Date 12/18/2020
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403531106
SKU 10057478-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Chapter 1. Concise History of Constitutional Law of the Republic of Belarus

Chapter 2. Profile of the Form of Government

Chapter 3. State Territory and Trust or Other Non-self-governing Territories (Geographical Data)

Chapter 4. State Population (Demographic Data)

Part I. Sources of Constitutional Law

Chapter 1. Treaties

Chapter 2. Constitution of the Republic of Belarus

Chapter 3. Legislation and Equivalent Legislative Rules

Chapter 4. Jurisprudence

Chapter 5. Customary Law, Unwritten Law, General Principles of Law

Chapter 6. Administrative Regulations and Orders (By-Laws, Ordinances, Local Acts)

Chapter 7. Codification, Interpretation and Publication

Part II. Form of Government

Chapter 1. General

Chapter 2. Head of State

Chapter 3. The Legislature

Chapter 4. The Executive

Chapter 5. The Judiciary in the Republic of Belarus

Chapter 6. Independent Non-political Bodies in the Legislative or Executive Branch with an Advisory or Supervisory Task

Part III. The State and Its Subdivisions

Chapter 1. State Form

Chapter 2. Component States or Entities

Chapter 3. Decentralized Authorities

Part IV. Citizenship and Administration of Justice

Chapter 1. Rules Concerning Nationality and Relevance of Nationality

Chapter 2. Fundamental Rights and Freedoms

Chapter 3. Legal Protection of Aliens

Part V. Specific Problems

Chapter 1. War, Treaty and Foreign Affairs Powers

Chapter 2. Taxing and Spending Powers

Chapter 3. Emergency Laws

Chapter 4. The Power of the Military

Chapter 5. The Constitutional Relationship Between Church and State

Selected Bibliography