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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of October 4, 1994 No. 3254-XII

About public associations

(as amended on 04-11-2013)

This Law is directed to realization of constitutional right of citizens on freedom of associations, and also on establishment of legal and organizational basis of creation, activities, reorganization and (or) liquidation of public associations, unions (associations) of public associations.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Concept of public association, union (association) of public associations

Public association is voluntary consolidation of citizens, in the procedure for the interests which united on the basis of community established by the legislation for satisfaction of non-material requirements and achievement of the authorized purposes.

The union (association) of public associations (further - the union) is the voluntary merging of public associations created for coordination of their activities for achievement of the common authorized goals, representation and protection of common legitimate interests.

Public associations, the unions are non-profit organizations.

Operation of this Law does not extend to political parties, labor unions, the religious organizations, their unions (associations), republican state public associations, bodies of territorial public self-government, other public forming, procedure for creation and which activities it is established by the corresponding legal acts.

Article 2. Right to liberty of associations

Citizens of the Republic of Belarus have the right on the initiative to create public associations and to enter the operating public associations.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons can enter the operating public associations if it is provided by their charters.

Foreign citizens can be founders of the international public associations created in the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 3. Status of public associations, unions

In the territory of the Republic of Belarus the international, republican and local public associations, the unions, and also departments of the international public associations created in the territory of foreign states are created and are effective.

The public associations, the unions created in the territory of the Republic of Belarus which activities extend to the territory of the Republic of Belarus and the territory of one or several foreign states are recognized international if other is not provided by this Law.

Public associations, the unions which activities extend to all territory of the Republic of Belarus are recognized republican.

Public associations, the unions which activities extend to the territory of one or several administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Belarus are recognized local.

Departments of the international public associations created in the territory of foreign states their isolated structural divisions which are created in the territory of the Republic of Belarus are recognized and are effective according to the procedure, established for the international public associations, taking into account the features provided by articles 8 and 13 of this Law.

Article 4. Principles of creation and activities of public associations, unions

Public associations, the unions are created and act on the basis of the principles of legality, voluntariness, independence, equality and publicity.

Article 5. Legal basis of activities of public associations, unions

Public associations, the unions perform the activities according to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Law, other acts of the legislation and based on their charters.

Article 6. State and public associations, unions

The state guarantees protection of the rights and legitimate interests of public associations, unions.

Intervention of state bodies and officials in activities of public associations, unions, as well as intervention of public associations, unions in activities of state bodies and officials, is not allowed, except as specified, stipulated by the legislation.

Article 7. Restrictions during creation and activities of public associations, the unions

Creation and activities of public associations, the unions aiming at implementation of propaganda for war or extremist activities are forbidden.

Activities of the unregistered public associations, unions in the territory of the Republic of Belarus are forbidden.

The activities of public associations, unions directed to assistance to provision by foreign states to citizens of the Republic of Belarus of privileges and benefits in connection with political, religious views or national identity in violation of the law are forbidden.

Chapter 2. Creation and activities of public associations, unions

Article 8. Conditions of creation and activities of public association, its organizational structures, union

As founders of public association have the right to act the citizens who reached eighteen-year age, except for youth and children's public associations as which founders the citizens who reached sixteen-year age can act.

The public association of citizens aged up to thirty one year (at least two thirds of total number of members) which expresses their specific interests and which authorized activities are aimed at providing social formation and all-round development of youth is recognized youth.

The public association of citizens aged up to eighteen years (at least two thirds of total number of members) which expresses their specific interests and which authorized activities are aimed at providing social formation and all-round development of children is recognized to nurseries.

In the Republic of Belarus of public association it is necessary for creation and activities:

for the international public association - at least ten founders (members) from the Republic of Belarus at least on three founders (member) from one or several foreign states, and also creation in the territory of these foreign states of organizational structures of this public association (department, branch, representation);

for republican public association - at least fifty founders (members) from the majority of the areas of the Republic of Belarus and the city of Minsk;

for local public association - at least ten founders (members) from two or more administrative and territorial units of the territory to which activities of this public association will extend;

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