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18 June 2021

Belarusian MPs support amendments to laws on protection of sovereignty, constitutional order

MINSK, 17 June (BelTA) - The bill "On amending the laws on the protection of sovereignty and the constitutional order" passed the first reading at a meeting of the fifth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the seventh convocation, BelTA has learned.

The bill was submitted to the House of Representatives on behalf of the president by the Council of Ministers on 15 June 2021. The document is designed to improve the legal framework governing actions of government bodies, other organizations and their officials during a state of emergency and martial law, relying on law enforcement practices, with a view to creating additional conditions to prevent and neutralize risks, challenges and threats to national security, including taking into account the president's Ordinance No.2 “On protecting the sovereignty and the constitutional order” of 9 May 2021 and the increased role of the Security Council in protecting the independence, territorial integrity, sovereignty and constitutional order of Belarus, maintaining civil peace and accord in the country, countering extremism and terrorism.

The bill provides for amendments to the laws "On the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus," “On the State of Emergency" and "On Martial Law" and the implementation of the norms of Ordinance No.2 “On protecting the sovereignty and the constitutional order” of 9 May 2021 and

The bill is designed to create additional conditions to prevent and neutralize risks, challenges and threats to national security, to improve the effectiveness of the governance system, including the actions of government bodies and other organizations and their officials during a state of emergency and martial law, and to strengthen the territorial integrity, sovereignty and constitutional order of Belarus, civil peace and accord in the country.