The move has widened the rift with the Kremlin, but Yerevan stated that its motivation was its national security vis-à-vis Azerbaijan.
President proposes revision of Constitutional Court decision after ruling allows mother to give her name to her children.
Strenuous efforts continue to address long-time situation in which judges were elected with no competition or integrity checks.
Warning that draft resolution that foresees the introduction of blanket oversight could violate country’s constitution.
Ruling party says that bill ensures transparency; critics argue it mimics Russian laws and will crush EU integration.
Legal experts warn that the judicial system is not doing enough to convict perpetrators.
Proposal would see soldiers allowed to make a hefty payment to the state so as to drastically reduce the time they serve.
Belarusian citizens denied justice at home may no longer be able to appeal to a last resort committee.
Critics argue that move, currently being fast-tracked by lawmakers, could curtail free speech.
For the first time since 1998, deaths outnumber births, escalating the country’s demographic crisis.