The President of the Republic of Belarus signed the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Amendments and Additions to Some Laws of the Republic of Belarus on Notarial Activity” of 4 January 2014 (hereinafter - the Law).
The Law amends the Law “On the Notarial Office and the Notarial Activity” of 18 July 2004.
- provides notaries with vesting authority to collect written evidence for consideration of cases in general and economic courts of the Republic of Belarus;
- classifies information posted in the Internet due to the inspection of web pages by notaries to the written evidence;
- gives an opportunity only to notaries to provide written evidence before commencement of proceedings in court.
- The Law would allow right holders to more effectively protect their rights violated in information networks, including the Internet.
The Law also contains provisions on certification of powers of attorney and wills.