Meeting with Chairman of the Supreme Court of Belarus Valentin Sukalo
President Aleksandr Lukashenko held a working meeting with Chairman of
the Supreme Court of Belarus Valentin Sukalo in Minsk on 23 December.
President recalled his meeting with the country's judiciary during the
inauguration of the House of Justice and the measures outlined to
improve the general jurisdiction court system. “We had a thorough,
conceptual conversation with the judicial staff of our country. We
agreed to implement a number of proposals of our judges. These proposals
make good sense and implementation terms. What is the situation here?”
the President asked.
meeting also focused on high-profile criminal cases that are considered
by the Supreme Court. “Will you tell me about the work of the
Investigative Committee and the courts on these cases, the cases that
are supervised by higher authorities (not only by the President), and
that have received a wide public response,” the head of state said.
national program for the development of the justice system for the next
five years was developed in Belarus following the 5 April meeting of
the head of state with the judiciary. The document consists of 23
provisions. “The Supreme Court is the direct executor of 14 of them.
Some of them are to be implemented this year,” the head the Supreme
Court said. He briefed the President on the things that have already
been done this year to implement the program and what needs to be done
in a more distant period.
The head of state has given instructions to develop a bill on amnesty ahead of the 75th
anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Aleksandr Lukashenko has decided in favor of development of a special law on amnesty due to the 75th
anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The scope of the
future document will be comparable to that of the amnesty law passed on
the occasion of the 75th
anniversary of Belarus’ liberation.