On October 29, 2004, a seminar ”The role of forecasting the consequences of the adoption (publication) of normative legal acts in increasing the effectiveness of their application“ was held. Representatives of The National Centre of Legislative Activities under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Belarus, UNDP, the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Economy, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, the Supreme Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus, Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Belarus, BSU, Academy of Management under the President of the Republic of Belarus, Academy of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Academy of Sciences Experts from Latvia and Hungary took part in the seminar.
The seminar discussed the state and prospects for the development of forecasting the consequences of the adoption of normative acts in the Republic of Belarus, the problems faced by the legislator of draft acts in this area and possible solutions to them. As a result, the participants of the seminar developed a number of recommendations and proposals aimed at improving the activities in the field of forecasting the consequences of adoption (publication) of regulatory legal acts.
- Forecasting the consequences of the adoption (publication) of a normative legal act should begin already from the planning stage of rule-making activities.
- Attention should be paid to the need to improve the procedure for preparing a rationale for draft normative legal acts, with a view to more detailed indication of the possible consequences of adopting such an act.
- In order to increase the role of science in forecasting the consequences of adopting normative legal acts, regularly involve scientists in the development of draft normative legal acts, as well as in carrying out expert examinations of these projects.
- Create a group at the faculty of law of the Belarusian State University to study civil and economic procedural legislation. Provide participants in this group with the opportunity to take two-week training in general and economic courts.
- Develop a training course on rule-making for teaching it at the faculty of law of the Belarusian State University.