The renovated Constitution of the Republic of Belarus: the substantive content of the amendments

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus, Chairman of the Constitutional Commission
Affiliation: Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus
Address: Republic of Belarus, Minsk
Journal nameGosudarstvo i pravo
EditionIssue 11

In this article, in a specific historical context, the author analyses the essence and key aspects of the alterations and additions to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, adopted at the republican referendum on 27 February 2022, based on comparative legal and formal legal methodology. The article deals with the prerequisites and conditions for constitutional developments in order to improve the constitutional model of the state and society, the author grounds their timeliness and objective necessity. Based on the activities of the Constitutional Commission (March 2021 – January 2022), which summarized the proposals of citizens, the author arguments the optimality and legal accuracy of the constitutional and legal formulations of the updated Constitution, the complexity and consistency of constitutional and legal regulation. Doctrinal approaches to the legal regulation of modern social relations, developed in the case-law of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus, served as the foundation for theoretical developments to improve the constitutional and legal structures of the Constitution.

Keywordsconstitutional developments, amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus of 2022, constitutional justice, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus
Publication date29.11.2022
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