Belarusians law abiding people? What “rule of law” looks like in Belarus 🎙

B for Belarus #11 (2019-12-18) expert talk about Belarus with Vladimir Baranich and Yaroslav Romanchuk

Minsk bus ticket controller fights with a fare dodger who tried to escape
Minsk bus ticket inspector fights with a fare dodger who tries to escape (watch the video on Youtube)

  • over 50% of all Belarusians are law breakers. Out of 16 million law violations 80% are in the area of traffic rules.
  • why Belarusians show little respect to formal law?
  • laws as guidelines and wishes subject to abuse by interpretation;
  • what saves Belarusians from stupid discriminatory laws?
  • the notion of “telephonogramma” (order from a state body given orally by a telephone call to a business or another governmental structure or a budgetary organization)
  • Belarus and the introduction of trial by jury. Will it work?
  • absence of participatory democracy, private property and active civil society in Belarus as the foundation of disrespect to Law.

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About the participants
  • Vladimir Baranich is a country consultant and media analyst – aka Lad Bar (the founder of the ExpAt.by).
  • Yaroslav Romanchuk currently works as the President of the Scientific Research Mises Center.

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