Ministry

In accordance with the current Regulation on the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, approved by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers dated October 31, 2001 No. 1605, the Ministry of Justice is a republican government body subordinated to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, and on certain issues of activity, provided for by legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus, subordinated directly to the President of the Republic of Belarus.

The Ministry of Justice is entrusted with the following main functions:

  • implementation of state policy in the sphere of justice, including state regulation and management in the sphere of archival studies and records management;
  • participation in the legal support of the rulemaking activities of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, ensuring the coordination of normative work in the Government of the Republic of Belarus (within the system of republican government bodies, subordinated to the Government of the Republic of Belarus);
  • obligatory legal expertise of normative legal acts of the National Bank, the State Control Committee, the Investigative Committee, the State Forensic Examination Committee, the Office of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, ministries, other republican government bodies, regional, Minsk City Councils of Deputies, regional executive committees and Minsk City Executive Committee;
  • organization of methodical guidance and coordination of the activities of the central departments of justice of the regional executive committees on the issues of obligatory legal expertise of normative legal acts of local Councils of Deputies, executive and administrative bodies of the basic level and control over compliance with the procedure for preparation, adoption (publication), accounting, systematization, submitting to obligatory legal expertise, legality of application of the normative legal acts that have not passed the obligatory legal expertise in local Councils of Deputies, executive and administrative bodies of the basic level and monitoring of these activities;
  • organization of work on the development and improvement of the system for obtaining, storing and disseminating complete, reliable and prompt legal information through enforcement bodies and organizations of the Ministry of Justice system;
  • ensuring media coverage of issues within the competence, with the exception of those relating to state secrets or other secrets protected by law;
  • regulation of notarial activities and the management of notary in the Republic of Belarus, control of compliance by notaries, the Notary Chamber of Belarus its organizational structures with the legislation on notary, control the activities of notaries regarding their compliance with the legislation on the prevention of money laundering, terrorist financing and financing of distribution weapons of mass destruction;
  • administration of registration of acts of civil status by divisions of civil status registration of district executive committees and local administrations of districts in cities, Houses (Palaces) of civil rites of city executive committees, village and rural executive and administrative bodies, as well as control of registration of acts of civil status by these bodies;
  • state registration of political parties, republican trade unions, international and republican public associations, their unions (associations), republican state-public associations, republican and international funds, created on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Notary Chamber of Belarus, its organizational structures, organizational structures of international public associations, created on the territory of foreign states, permanent international arbitration (tribunal of arbitration) courts, permanent arbitration courts, established as non-profit organizations, control of compliance with their constituent documents, state registration of other non-profit organizations in cases, provided for by legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus;
  • organizational and methodological provision and coordination of the activities of registration authorities in the field of state registration and liquidation (termination of activity) of commercial and non-profit organizations, individual entrepreneurs (with the exception of registration and liquidation of banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance organizations, insurance brokers, insurers associations), as well as control over this activity;
  • maintenance of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs;
  • maintenance of the Register of Arbitrators and Permanent Arbitration Courts;
  • material, technical, financial, organizational and personnel procurement of enforcement bodies, advanced training of personnel of these bodies;
  • organization of research work in the sphere of records management, archival science, archeography, electronic documentation, promotion of the development of legal, documentary and archival science, promotion of adoption of scientific and methodological recommendations in the practice of state archival institutions and other organizations;
  • organization and development of the legal services and mediation system;
  • representation of the interests of the Republic of Belarus at the international level within its competence;
  • consideration of certain issues regarding calculation of the length of public service;
  • dissemination of the positive experience of legal work of legal services of state organizations.
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