March 15 – Constitution Day of the Republic of Belarus!

On March 15, 1994 the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus adopted the Basic Law of our country – the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.

The Constitution established and consolidated in general terms the fundamental principles of the organization and development of society and the state, and legally formalized the most important state institutions. For the first time in Belarus, the institution of presidency was introduced.

For more than 25 years the Republic of Belarus, based on the Constitution, has been progressively developing and strengthening as a democratic social state governed by the rule of law. The past period has confirmed the commitment of the Belarusian people to universal human values, their aspiration to consistently establish real human and civil rights and freedoms.

On March 13, on the eve of the Constitution Day of the Republic of Belarus, an exhibition-presentation of the Constitutions of Belarus, which had already become traditional, took place. At the exhibition were presented copies of the Statute of the GDL 1588, the Constitution of the USSR of 1919, the Constitution of the BSSR of 1978, the Constitution of March 15, 1994, the Collection of Constitutions of Belarus, the Constitution of 1994 with amendments and additions adopted at the national referenda on November 24, 1996 and October 17, 2004, the Scientific and Practical Commentary to the current Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and other materials. All exhibits were presented by the Senior lecturer of the Chair of Theory and History of State and Law Svetlana Tsyuga, who told the students about the history of constitutionalism in the Republic of Belarus.

After the exhibition students took part in the round table “Constitution of Belarus: History and Modernity”. During the round table students discussed the role of the Constitution in building the rule of law state in the Republic of Belarus, discussed the constitutional right of the Belarusian people to direct participation in the management of the affairs between society and state, as well as the role of local government in the formation of a democratic state governed by the rule of law in the Republic of Belarus.

Department of Law