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October 2022

A new presidential decree, which operationalizes a law passed in 2021, gives the Belarusian security and information services the authority to request any user data or metadata from internet resources and service providers. Legal experts say that the decree gives state security agencies unlimited control over the Belarusian internet.

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GSoD Indices Data 2012-2021

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Basic Information

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Population Tooltip
9 340 310
System of government
Presidential system
Head of government
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (disputed since 2020)
Head of government party
Independent
Electoral system for lower or single chamber
First Past the Post
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40.0%
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25.0%
Last legislative election
2019
Head of state
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (disputed since 2020)
Selection process for head of state
Direct election (two-round majority)
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) date
02/11/2020
Latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) percentage of recommendations supported
51.50%
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Human Rights Treaties

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State Party State party
Signatory Signatory
No Action No action
United Nations Human Right Treaties
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
State Party
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
State Party
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
State Party
Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
State Party
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment
State Party
Convention on the Rights of the Child
State Party
International Convention on Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
No Action
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance 
No Action
International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
State Party
International Labour Organisation Treaties
Forced Labour Convention
State Party
Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention
State Party
Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention
State Party
Equal Remuneration Convention
State Party
Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
State Party
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention
State Party
Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment
State Party
Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention
State Party
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Attributes Over Time

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Representative government neutral Impartial administration
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Representative government neutral Participatory engagement
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GSoD Indices

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