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Unofficial translation

Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus

No. 2 of January 26, 1999 [Decree contains all the later amendments and alterations. Last amendments of this Decree: Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 20 of Septermber 11, 2003]

For the purpose of regulation of activities of political parties, trade unions, other social action organizations, improvement of the control over these activities and in accordance with Part three of

Article 101 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus I decree to:

1.    Perform the re-registration of political parties, trade unions, other social action organizations (hereinafter referred to as УassociationsФ unless otherwise specified) as well as their symbolism from February 1 till August 1, 1999. The social action organizations, the most members of which are legal entities shall be reregistered by January 1, 2000;

2.    Create the Republican Commission for Registration (Re-registration) of Social Action Organizations, the composition of which is approved by the President of the Republic of Belarus;

3.    Establish that:

4.    To approve the enclosed Regulation on the state registration (re-registration) of political parties, trade unions and other social action organizations.

5.    The lists of the associations, which have not been re-registered, shall be published in the УRespublikaФ newspaper by the Ministry of Justice and in the respective local press by the departments of justice of executive committees of oblasts, Minsk City Executive Committee by October 1, 1999.

6.    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus shall:

7.    The present Decree shall come into force from the date of signing thereof. It is temporary and shall be presented to the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for consideration in accordance with the third part of Article 101 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.

Approved
by the Decree of the President
the Republic of Belarus No. 2
of January 26, 1999