Belarus - Sources of State Practice in International Law
Sources of State Practice in International Law (Ralph F. Gaebler & Alison A. Shea eds., 2d ed. 2014), pp.67-100
30 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2015 Last revised: 25 May 2019
Date Written: May 15, 2014
This is a Chapter on Belarus included in Sources of State Practice in International Law (Ralph F. Gaebler and Alison A. Shea eds., 2d ed. 2014), a descriptive bibliography of electronic and printed sources of information containing the texts of treaties and the record of diplomatic activity of various jurisdictions around the globe. For each jurisdiction, the book also includes a narrative section summarizing issues related to treaty succession and treaty implementation in domestic law.
The Chapter on Belarus has two parts. The first part begins with a note on the name of the country. It then provides an overview of the history of present-day Belarus through the issues of state and treaty succession. It further focuses on the modern treaty practice of Belarus, including negotiation, entry into force, and publication of international treaties, and addresses the place of norms of international law in the hierarchy of legal norms of the Republic of Belarus. It also covers the evidence of state practice as influenced by the membership of Belarus in regional organizations and political formations, such as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the former Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC or EurAsEC). The second part of the Chapter contains an annotated bibliography of sources of state practice in international law in Belarus. As such, it provides a comprehensive reference to treaty collections, yearbooks, digests, and electronic resources on state practice of Belarus since 1991 when the country proclaimed its independence from the Soviet Union, as well as for the preceding Soviet period in the Belarusian history (1922-1991).
Keywords: Belarus, public international law, treaties, succession, implementation, official publication, sources
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