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Belarus

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Council of the Republic

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance.
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site.
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
No
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public: Only the total amount; A summary of the main elements; The complete budget
Only the total amount
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
No

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
Yes
Parliament is subject to the freedom of information law
Parliament has an office/division dedicated to FOI requests
No
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
Information about personal data or the private life of an individual; information comprising state secrets; official information subject to limited distribution; information comprising commercial, professional, banking and other secrets protected by law; information or materials obtained in cases of administrative offenses or for the prosecution of criminal cases before the completion of trial proceedings; and other information to which access is limited by legislative acts of the Republic of Belarus.

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
There is a register of accredited lobbyists