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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of July 10, 2012 No. 390-Z

About the state security agencies of the Republic of Belarus

(The last edition from 09-01-2019)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on June 14, 2012

Approved by Council of the Republic on June 22, 2012

This Law determines legal and organizational basis of activities of the state security agencies of the Republic of Belarus (further - the state security agencies), establishes obligations and the rights of the state security agencies and their employees, guarantees of legal and social protection of staff of the state security agencies and members of their families.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. State security agencies and their appointment

The state security agencies - the state bodies ensuring within the powers conferred to them safety of the personality, society and state from internal and external threats.

The state security agencies are component of system of ensuring national security of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 2. Main objectives of the state security agencies

The main objectives of the state security agencies are:

protection of independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Belarus, ensuring national security of the Republic of Belarus in political, economic, military, scientific and technological, information, social, demographic and ecological spheres;

assessment of current status of homeland security of the Republic of Belarus, forecasting of its development, and also development and implementation of package of measures for the prevention and identification of threats of homeland security of the Republic of Belarus, introduction according to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus of offers to the President of the Republic of Belarus on ensuring national security of the Republic of Belarus;

informing the President of the Republic of Belarus and according to its order of the relevant state bodies and other organizations for condition of homeland security of the Republic of Belarus;

development and holding actions for rendering assistance to state bodies and other organizations in implementation of measures in the field of political, social and economic development and scientific and technical progress of the Republic of Belarus;

the organization and implementation within the competence of counterintelligence activities and foreign intelligence;

the prevention, identification and suppression of terrorist and other extremist activities, organized crime and corruption, illegal migration, drug trafficking, psychotropic substances, their precursors and analogs, weapon, ammunition, nuclear materials and their components, and also other objects of export control, smuggling, other crimes, inquiry and pretrial investigation according to which are carried by legal acts of the Republic of Belarus to maintaining the state security agencies;

implementation of stipulated by the legislation powers of the Republic of Belarus in the sphere of the state secrets;

providing state bodies and other organizations with government and operative communication, the organization and providing within the competence of cryptographic and technical safety encoded and other types of special communication in the Republic of Belarus and the organizations of the Republic of Belarus which are beyond its limits and implementation of the state control of these activities.

Other tasks can be assigned to the state security agencies by legal acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Involvement of the state security agencies for the solution of the tasks which are not provided by legal acts of the Republic of Belarus is forbidden.

Article 3. Legal basis of activities of the state security agencies

The legal basis of activities of the state security agencies are the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Law, decrees and decrees of the President of the Republic of Belarus, other acts of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

If international treaties of the Republic of Belarus establish other rules, than those which contain in this Law then are applied rules of international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

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