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The government supported the proposal to allow citizens of Belarus use the national driver's licenses

News - Legal advice 21.07.2017 at 07:43

News - Legal advice

With the corresponding bill made in April of this year deputies of the

the state Duma. They consider necessary to Supplement clause 13, article 25 Federal

the law of December 10, 1995 № 196-FZ "On road safety

movement" a new par. 2, in order to lift the ban for businesses and

workers who are citizens of the Republic of Belarus to drive vehicles on

the basis of foreign national or international driving licence

identity. Positive otziv2 on this initiative is published on

the official website of the Russian Government.

Note that the authors of

the bill point out the contradiction between the norms of international

treaties in the sphere of ensuring equal rights of citizens and Russian

legislation. Thus, article 2 of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and

the Republic of Belarus from December 25, 1998 "On equal rights of citizens"

provides that the citizens of Russia and Belarus have equal rights to participate

in economic activities on the territories of the Contracting parties,

which should provide citizens equal rights to employment. [Newline] this is the Law of the Republic of Belarus of 5 January 2008 "On the road

movement" provides the right of foreign nationals to manage

vehicles with a valid foreign

driver's license. Thus, for Russian citizens,

temporarily living and temporarily staying and working in the Republic

Belarus, such a restriction is not established.

meanwhile, since June 1,

carriers prohibited to allow the management of vehicles

individuals who do not have Russian national driving licenses.

the Ban applies to drivers regardless of perform

whether they work under an employment or civil contract either to

as IP (clause 13 of article 25 of the Federal law from December 10, 1995 No.

196-FZ "About safety of traffic").