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23 October 2020, 16:15

New deputy chairman of CIS IPA Standing Commission on Legal Issues elected

Sergei Sivets
Sergei Sivets

MINSK, 23 October (BelTA) - Chairman of the Standing Commission on Legislation and State Building of the Council of the Republic Sergei Sivets has been elected Deputy Chairman of the Standing Commission on Legal Issues of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states. The decision was taken during a video conference of the CIS IPA Standing Commission on Legal Issues on 23 October, BelTA has learned.

“A regular session of the CIS IPA Standing Commission on Legal Issues took place today. The agenda included 16 issues. They varied from organizational ones on the election of the chairman and deputy chairmen of the Commission to draft model laws: “On valuation activities”, “On insurance”, “On contract law (general provisions)”, “On compensation for damages to citizens who have suffered from crimes”, “On investment and trust banking,” said Sergei Sivets.

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According to him, issues related to the activity of the commission, including in 2019, were considered. MPs exchanged views on the results of the regular meetings of the expert council at the CIS IPA Permanent Commission on Legal Issues held in 2020, and made decisions on the proposals worked out by the council. The Belarusian side made a number of proposals to the Regulations on the IPA Permanent Commissions. Thus, it was proposed to regulate the algorithm of distribution of officials in the CIS IPA permanent commissions among the parliaments of the CIS IPA member states in order to ensure equal representation.

With regard to the draft documents developed to improve the activity of the CIS IPA International Institute for Monitoring Democracy Development, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage Protection of Citizens, Sergei Sivets said that the participation of groups of international observers from the CIS IPA in election observation is a very important area of the Assembly's work, which is actively supported by Belarus. “In this regard, we would like to conduct expert examination of the documents regulating the work of the monitoring institute operating on the platform of the CIS IPA, to work out the proposal of the Assembly to set up a scientific advisory council,” he said.

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The senator added: “The parties have found consensus on most issues. A number of them required additional discussion, including those related to the procedure of organizing activities by permanent representatives of the CIS IPA member states, as well as those related to the introduction of amendments to the statutory founding documents of the CIS IPA International Institute for Monitoring Democracy Development, Parliamentarianism and Suffrage Protection of Citizens. The parties agreed that these issues will be scrutinized in the nearest future at the level of the secretariat and at the next session of the commission we will discuss them again.”

Photo courtesy of the Council of the Republic

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