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Legal Department

 

Head of the Department 

Nelli Evgenievna Korenko

office: 726 tel.: 200 46 90 
 


 

Consultant - Sokolovskaya Lyudmila Fedorovna
office: 724 tel.: 200 71 23

Chief  legal adviser - Svetlana Olegovna Borbut
office: 723 tel.: 200 67 63

Chef  legal adviser - Svetlana Valerievna Kovbas
office: 723 tel.: 200 67 63

Major tasks:

• assistance in enforcing the law as regards the work of the state structure and its officials;

• control over the compliance of the draft normative legal and other legal acts, elaborated by the state structure and submitted for signature by the governmental authorities, with the legislation and international agreements  in which the Republic of Belarus is involved;

• direct involvement in the elaboration of the normative legal  and other legal acts in accordance with the competence of the state structure;

• legal consultation of officials and structural units of the state structure as regards basic directions of its activities;

• accounting of normative legal acts adopted (issued) by the state structure, participation in the formation of a single reference data bank on legal information of the Republic of Belarus;

• representation of the interests of the state structure in the courts and other state structures as regards legal matters.

In accordance with the set tasks the Department performs the following functions:

• participates in the preparation by the structural units or independently prepares proposals on improving the legislation as regards the directions of the state structure activities, participates in the elaboration of the draft normative legal and other legal acts by the structural units;

• conducts a mandatory legal expert examination of the draft normative legal acts of the state structure elaborated by the state authority itself;

• participates in the preparation by the structural units or independently prepares proposals for the recognition of repeal, change or supplement on the normative legal acts of the state structure in order to ensure their internal consistency and adjustment  to the laws of the Republic of Belarus, decrees and orders of the President of the Republic of Belarus, resolutions of the Council of Ministers, international agreements, in which the Republic of Belarus is involved;

• on the instructions of the authorities participates in consideration by other structural units  of the draft normative legal and other legal acts submitted to the state structure and counsels on incoming projects of the normative legal  and other legal acts concerning the rule-making  activities; 

• together with other departments summarizes and analyzes the law-enforcement practice of the state structure, makes proposals for its improvement;

• participates in the development of the long-term and current plans on rule-making of the state structure by the structural units as well as in the realization of these plans and  in the control over their implementation;

• checks for compliance with the legislation the draft normative legal and other legal acts developed by the state structure itself and submitted for signature to governmental authorities;

• makes proposals on the preparation of the measures aimed at removal of the causes and conditions contributing to violation of the law in the activities of the state structure and, in case of need, participates in their implementation;

• together with other structural units examines the applications (proposals, written requests, complaints) of citizens, including individual businessmen and legal entities, which point out the violations of law in the work of the state structure and its subordinate (included in its structure, system) state institutions (hereinafter - the subordinate institutions), on the instructions of the authorities  participates in reviewing materials on the results of inspections carried out at the state structure, inventories; counsels as regards the facts of violations;

• provides organizational and methodical support of  rule-making for the state structure;

• on the instructions of the authorities together with other structural units analyzes the publications (reports) in the mass media on legal matters of the state structure activities, and makes relevant proposals for authorities of the state structure;

• develops the recommendations and draft normative legal acts aimed at improving the efficiency of legal work at the state structure;

• participates in the elaboration of the proposals on improving the management of the state structure,  on determining the rights and responsibilities of structural units and officials of the state structure;

• participates in conducting activities on the enhancement of  the legal knowledge of specialists of the  state structure and its subordinate institutions;

• assists in retrieval of the necessary normative legal and other legal acts to public authorities on their request and, in case of need,  clarifies the clauses of these acts;

• in accordance with some requirements registers the acts of laws as well as normative legal acts adopted (issued) by the state structure itself, keeps them in the control condition, including the use of electronic systems;

• in prescribed manner provides sending of legal acts of the state structure (except for acts of the individual application)  developed directly by the legal service,  to the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus in order to inscribe them in the National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus;

• collects, stores and processes other materials on legal matters related to the activities of the state structure;

• takes measures to replenish the fund of the state structure, completes the legal libraries with the codes, reference books, collected articles, commentaries and newsletters as well as other periodic legal publications; submits proposals on subscriptions for legal publications;

• prepares the necessary reference materials as regards existing legislation on the instructions of the Head of the state structure;

• checks for compliance with the law agreements prepared by the structural units for the conclusion by the  state structure; endorses such agreements;

• protects property and other interests of the state structure in disputes for claims, presented by the state structure or to the state structure, participates in the preparation of the necessary documents by other structural units; in prescribed manner represents the interests of the state structure in other state structures when dealing with legal matters;

• provides organizational and methodical guidance in the organization of the legal work in the subordinate institutions;

• carries out audits of the legal work in the subordinate or involved institutions, including audits as regards the legality of conclusion and execution of the agreements, management of claim and actional work, procedure, timeliness and quality of the examination (review)  of claims presented to the institution, and other directions of the legal work.