Non profit law news

This section contains legal information prepared by qualified lawyers employed in the governmental, business and non-profit sectors. Such information addresses issues of NGO establishing and activities in the Republic of Belarus. This section contains the following information:

  • Model Statute of a non-governmental organization
  • How to register a NGO
  • Rights and obligations of NGOs
  • Record Keeping in an NGO
  • Winding up of an NGO
  • News of the legislation related to the third sector
  • Other information
  • Good news about tax exemption in Belarus

    The new Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus №304 dated August 9, 2019 states that the goods (property, including monetary funds), works and services that are received as a co-financing in CBC Programmes are not recognized as objects of taxation. The Decree will come into force in 2...
  • Amendments to the law On Defence of Consumers’ Rights were given in its second reading

    The House of Representatives gave amendments and addenda to the Law on Defence of Consumers’ Rights its second reading.  The document, inter alia, clarifies the mechanism of reimbursement of expenses of consumers’ non-governmental organizations and also the norms related to certification of workers...
  • Amendments to the Law On Defence of Consumers’ Rights approved

    On 19 April 2012, the Council of the Republic approved amendments to the Law On Defence of Consumers’ Rights – says the BELTA reporter.  According to the document, when applying, a consumer will not have to pay to the non-governmental organization which defends his/her interests. A seller (...
  • The List of Organizations Involved in Human Trafficking must be published in “Respublika”, “Narodnaya Gazeta”, “Zvyazda” newspapers

    The List of organizations involved in human trafficking must be published in “Respublika”, “Narodnaya Gazeta”, “Zvyazda” newspapers. According to the press service   of the Belarusian Government, this is provided by Order of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 427 dated 8 May...
  • The National Legal Internet-Portal will be the only source for official publishing of legal acts since July 1

    The National Legal Internet-Portal will be the only source for official publishing of legal acts since July 1. On this day, Presidential Decree No. 3 “On Certain Issues of Publishing and Coming into Effect of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus” and Presidential Edict No. 106 “On Entering Addenda...
  • Persons with disabilities will jump the queue when crossing the border

    On 31 May 2012, The Provisions “On Regime on the Border Entry Points of the Republic of Belarus” in the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the republic of Belarus No. 70 dated January 22, 2009. From now on, the persons with disabilities will be included into the list of persons who are allowed...
  • Defence of consumers’ rights hangs in the air

    The Consumers’ rights defence NGOs will not be permitted to inspect compliance with the legislation on defence of consumers’ rights.  Since 11 August 2012, the non-governmental organizations involved in defence of consumers’ rights will have to deal with their clients for free, and have their...
  • Amendments to the Law on Non-Governmental Organizations and Political Parties are prepared

    The draft law “On making amendments and addenda in certain laws of the republic of Belarus related to activities of political parties and other non-governmental organizations” was introduced for consideration to the House of Representatives on July 31. The Law provides for entering amendments in...
  • Amendments in the Law on Parties and Non-Governmental Organizations will be considered by the deputies at the spring session

    The draft law “On Entering Addenda and Amendments in Certain Laws of the republic of Belarus on the Issues of Activities of Political Parties and other Non-Governmental Organizations” is scheduled for consideration in the first reading by the House of Representatives at the forthcoming spring...
  • Order No. 327 dated 30.04.2013

    On approval of the List of non-governmental organizations (associations) and organizational structures thereof; foundations, societies of legal entities and/or individual entrepreneurs (associations and unions) with respect to which a degression factor 0.1 is applied to base rates of real estate...
  • NGO registration form was altered

    Order No. 19 dated 21 January 2014 approved alteration in the registration form for non-profit organizations which registration is governed by Decree No. 1 dated 16 January 2009 “On the State Registration and Liquidation (Ceasing Activities) of Economic Entities”. The revised form is of...
  • Legal regulations of non-profit organizations in Belarus

    1. Public Association (NonGovernmental Organization) Definition Public association is a voluntary formation of citizens which they have formed on the basis of their common interests for joint realization of civil, economic, social and cultural rights. Territory of activity The legislation of the...
  • Ukraine: NGOs will be allowed to render social services to the population at the expence of the budget

    According to the government portal, the law allowing NGOs to render social services at the expense of the budget has been adopted.  “Approximately 60% of social services in the world are rendered by non-governmental organizations. Such services are of better quality, and we should strive for this...
  • State social order introduced in the Republic of Belarus

    According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Revised Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Social Servicing” came into effect on January 1, 2013, БЕЛТА writes. Its main innovation is introduction of a state social order (SSO). Legal entities and individual entrepreneurs will be involved in...
  • Analysis of trends in corporate philanthropy 170 largest companies in the world

    Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy - the world's only association of corporations, which focuses on corporate philanthropy. In 2010, the association was analyzed trends in corporate philanthropy 170 largest companies in the world, turn the top 100 ranking Fortune 100. Download the report...