MINSK, 22 October (BelTA) – The Belarus delegation has approved of efforts of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law to harmonize and develop the international and national economic laws. The relevant statement was made within the framework of the Sixth Committee (legal affairs) of the UN General Assembly, the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry told BelTA.
Deputy Head of the Central Office for Legal Affairs of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Lyudmila Tatarinovich took part in discussing reports of UNCITRAL and the special committee on the UN Charter and on enhancing the role of the organization.
As a UNCITRAL member state Belarus has taken an active part in the development of standards for transparency and accessibility of arbitration disputes between countries and investors on the basis of investment contracts. Within the framework of UNCITRAL the Belarus delegation will continue working on such matters as electronic trade and dispute resolution, the legal status of small and medium enterprises, international aspects of bankruptcy.
Due to the work of the special committee on the UN charter Lyudmila Tatarinovich outlined approaches of the Belarusian side to the major areas of the committee’s work. The need for further improvement of the UN sanctions mechanism and for balancing the authority between key UN bodies was mentioned.
The legal content and application of the universal jurisdiction principle as a tool to bring action against persons responsible for crimes against peace, military and other crimes in line with the international law, the UN Charter, the supremacy of the law principle and other principles and norms of the international law were also discussed.