Legal system of any state reflects objective laws of development of society, its historical, national and cultural peculiarities. The Republic of Belarus like any other state has its own legal system, which has both common features with legal systems of other countries and its special characteristics.
It's generally known that all legal systems can be categorized into the groups ("law families") depending on some common features. The legal system of the Republic of Belarus as well as legal systems of other states of continental Europe belongs to the Roman-Germanic Law Family.
The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus is the Fundamental Law of the Republic of Belarus, having supreme legal force. Laws of the Republic of Belarus, ordinances of the President of the Republic of Belarus, decrees of the President of the Republic of Belarus and other acts of state bodies (officials) are adopted and enacted in compliance with the Constitution.
Presently the legal system of the Republic of Belarus is closely interacting with the legal system of Russia. Pursuant to Article 2 of the Treaty between Belarus and Russian Federation On Creation of the Union State of December 8, 1999 development of the unified democratic legal system is foreseen as one of the objectives of the Union State being created. Time will show real extent of vitality of this legal system.
*Information is provided by the National Center of Legal Information of the Republic of Belarus. Texts of some normative legal acts can be found on the National Legal Internet Portal http://law.by/