of June 4, 2015 No. 276-Z
About alternative service
It is accepted by the House of Representatives on May 13, 2015
Approved by Council of the Republic on May 20, 2015
The alternative service represents socially useful activities which implementation is assigned to citizens of the Republic of Belarus (further - citizens) instead of military service.
The alternative service is not connected with service in Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, other troops and military forming of the Republic of Belarus.
Legal regulation in the field of alternative service is performed according to the legislation on alternative service and international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.
The legislation on alternative service is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation regulating questions of alternative service.
If the international treaty of the Republic of Belarus establishes other rules, than those which contain in this Law then are applied rules of the international treaty.
The citizens who are subject to appeal on the compulsory military service, service in reserve fit for health reasons and to physical development to passing of compulsory military service, service in reserve, personally declared that adoption of the Military oath, carrying, use of weapons or direct participation in production and servicing of weapon, ammunition and military equipment contradict their religious beliefs in that measure in which there is impossible passing of military service can be directed to alternative service.
The citizens exempted according to the legislation from appeal on compulsory military service, service in reserve or having the right to draft deferment to compulsory military service, service in reserve do not go to alternative service.
Citizens pass alternative service in the organizations of health care, the social sphere, housing-and-municipal, rural and forestry, in the organizations which are engaged in improvement of the territories, construction and repair of roads and railway tracks.
The list of the organizations in which citizens pass alternative service (further – the list of the organizations) is established by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection taking into account requests for inclusion in the list of the organizations or exception of it regional (The Minsk city) executive committees based on the list of work types which the citizens passing alternative service can carry out, determined by Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.
For inclusion in the list of the organizations and exception of the organization of it give in regional (Minsk city) executive committees the statement in the form determined by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection approved with local executive and administrative organ of basic territorial level (in the city of Minsk – local administration of the area in the city).
The citizens passing alternative service can be recruited in mitigation of consequences of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature according to the legislation.
Passing of alternative service during complete or partial mobilization, warlike situation and in wartime is determined by legal acts.
State regulation in the field of alternative service is performed the President of the Republic of Belarus, by Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, republican state bodies, local executive and administrative organs within their competence.
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