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15 March 2024, 12:49

Belarus’ Basic Law described as conceptual successor of Soviet Belarus’ Constitution

MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – The Constitution of sovereign Belarus is a successor of the Constitution of the Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia (SSRB) as far as the idea and the concept are concerned. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during a meeting timed to the 30th anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, BelTA has learned.

The head of state described that Constitution as a revolutionary, progressive, and most importantly just document. “Back in 1919 natural riches of the native land were recognized the property of the entire nation for the first time in world history. It was the Soviet Constitution that outlawed the exploitation of people by other people (for the first time in history, too) and by doing so granted protection to the life and dignity of people regardless of their ethnic origin, social status, and faith,” the Belarusian leader stressed.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also made remarks about other periods concerning the formation of the constitutional law in Belarusian lands.

According to the head of state, statutes of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania had been progressive and had a substantial impact on the development of legislation of all the European states. “But those documents went down in history as laws that reflect interests of exclusively rich and noble people. They worsened social inequality even further. Of course, not in form but in fact,” he remarked.

“I’d rather not talk about the Constitution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth that had no space at all for guarantees of rights of our nation. And the period when our lands were part of the Russian Empire left a negligible trace in Belarusian standards of jurisprudence,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

This is why he stressed that the Constitution of sovereign Belarus is a successor of the Constitution of the Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia as far as the idea and the concept are concerned.

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