2008 18/10

KODEKSThe United Democratic Forces have established a working group for elaboration of amendments and supplements to the Electoral and the Criminal Codes, informs the web-site ucpb.org

As said by the head of the United Civil Party Anatol Liabedzka, changes in the legislation are necessary for holding real elections in Belarus, not just electoral campaigns, and also for withdrawal of the political articles that provide criminal punishment for political and public activities.

The Belarusian Association of Journalists will make proposals on creation of equal conditions for work of the state press and independent editions. The Assembly of NGOs together with human rights activists and juridical services will prepare proposals on liberalization of the activity of NGOs and political parties.

As said by Anatol Liabedzka, the working group is to prepare these proposals by 20 October. The United Democratic Forces act as the coordinating structure on elaboration of amendments to legislation. The politician says that the doors of the Council of Europe can be opened to Belarus if the authorities implement the conditions.

According to the information of the UCP leader, in November there will take place an extended sitting of the UDF presidium and a conference organized by the National Committee of the UDF and the Council of Europe. Participants of the conference will analyze the results of the parliamentary campaign. ‘There will be introduced proposals concerning the schedule of the UDF work on preparation to the presidential campaign,’ pointed Anatol Liabedzka.

According to ‘Belaruskiya Naviny’


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