Fairness and justice

  • "Work of the authorities should be based on a fair attitude to people."

  • "People are the most important thing. I kindly ask you to work with people. Yes, discipline [is important and necessary]. But fairness should underpin everything, our entire policy. Fairness should underpin everything. There is demand for fairness now. And we all want the world to be fairer and the attitude to us to be fairer. It is the key."

    Belarusian President makes new appointments, 13 May 2022
  • "Fair rules in land management are crucial for stability in society. It was the reason for many wars and conflicts in the world."

    Meeting to discuss improvements to Belarus’ land legislation, 15 February 2022
  • "Democracy is the rights and liberties within the law. You have rights, you can express yourself – then open businesses and work. This is what democracy is. It should be dictated by life itself, by people since it is the power of people."

    Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, 28 January 2022
  • "A doctor and a teacher are a mirror of any state."

    Visit to Minsk Children's Clinical Hospital No.2, 19 June 2021
  • "It is not the time to be delicate although it contradicts our national character. In order to survive, we have to tear off masks and call things the way we see them. The beautiful word “fake” is nothing but common lies. Post-truth is the most primitive manipulation of the human mind. But like before we will use classic objective and honest journalism in order to counteract these technologies and other ones."

    Presidential reception on the occasion of the Old New Year, 16 January 2021
  • "The centerpiece of the ideology of the Belarusian state is social justice and patriotism. Personal growth and social and political activism are impossible without a fair system that is able to reconcile the interests of the society, a group and an individual, and where the main goal of the state is the development of an individual as the greatest value of our society."

    3rd All-Belarus People's Congress, 2 March 2006
  • "Justice is the main thing. People should not be treated unfairly. If a person is dissatisfied with the government and the state of affairs in the country, they will never be patriots. They have nothing to protect and will lose nothing. This is the essence of the patriotism. As simple as that."

    Press conference for Russian regional mass media, 17 November 2016
  • "A policy yields results only when it is carried out by an honest and conscientious person who pays attention to the needs of common people. Arrogance and red tape must not be tolerated."

    Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, 10 April 2001
  • "Power is in the hands of people in Belarus. The government lives by real concerns of people, not by personal economic interests and ambitions of politicians."

    Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, 19 April 2019
  • "Not only people should reach out to the authorities, but the authorities should also reach out, and sometimes rush to people."

    3rd All-Belarus People's Congress, 2 March 2006
  • "Act properly, do not steal from people, do not steal from the country, and, as my mother taught me, do not take what does not belong to you. If you were not given something, do not take it yourself and everything will be fine, you will live a free person."

    Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, 19 April 2019
  • "I have never been unfair to our people! And I will never be! I know where I came from and how I won the presidential elections. I made an oath and I will never break it, whatever it takes!"

    Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly, 24 April 2018
  • "I always say: people, people, people. I am doing this not out of populism. I do not need it. We really work for people. If we say that the state is for people, we must implement this formula. Social justice is not only a guarantee of public confidence in the national justice system, but also the most important component of the ideology of the Belarusian state. The demand for justice is enormous, not only in the Slavic states, but throughout the world."

    Ceremony to inaugurate the new building of the Supreme Court, 5 April 2019
  • "We have good people: if you ask them, they will always meet you halfway. Just do not cheat. If you promise something, be sure you do it. If you cannot do it today, tell them that you will do this tomorrow. Work with people carefully, support them. If there is any injustice, be sure to respond."

    Making new appointments, 19 August 2019