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Law No. 282-Z on amendments into some laws of the Republic of Belarus on the issues pertaining to fulfilment by the Republic of Belarus of its international obligations in the field of international humanitarian law, 2011
ЗАКОН РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ, 3 июля 2011 г. № 282-З

National Register of Legal Acts of the Republic of Belarus : 2011, no. 78, 2/1834 (published July 12, 2011)]. - Source :{NRPA} (last accessed on 23.02.2012)

On 3 July 2011, the Republic of Belarus adopted Law No. 282-3 on protection of the emblems under the Geneva Conventions and their Protocols, amending the Belarus Criminal Code and the Law of the Republic of Belarus on the Use and Protection of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Emblems of 12 May 2000.

Law No. 282-3 extends the scope of the regulations on the use of the protected emblems by adding the term ‘red crystal’ in various provisions of the Criminal Code and articles of the Law of 12 May 2000. Article 1 of the Law of 12 May 2000 now reads: ‘International Obligations of the Republic of Belarus in the Field of Use and Protection of the Emblems of the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Red
Crystal’. The Law also amends the Code of the Republic of Belarus on Administrative Violations of 21 April 2003. The term ‘red crystal’ is inserted into the name and the first paragraph of Article 23.40.

Article 4 of Law No. 282-3 grants the Council of Ministers of Belarus a period of two months in which to execute its provisions, and Article 5 states that the Law will come into force retroactively as from the date on which Protocol III additional to the 1949 Geneva Conventions came into force in Belarus, namely September 2011.

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