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Model legislative acts adopted by the CSTO PA can be found on the CSTO PA website in the Lawmaking Activities section.
The CSTO PA website also contains a List of Model Legislative acts, Recommendations and Other Legal Acts Adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Aimed at Approximation and Harmonization of the National Legislation of the CSTO Member States.
The total number of documents adopted by the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly for 2019 is 65.
Model legislative acts are the regional generalization of best global and national legal practices in regulating the ever-evolving social relations to be successfully implemented in national legislation.
In other words, it is a driver helping develop national legal frameworks in the direction desired by Member States that are united by common (collective) goals. In our case, these goals are defence and security.
A model law is a soft legislative act containing model norms and providing regulatory guidance for lawmaking. It is non-binding, but serves as a regulatory reference standard for legislative bodies.
The main feature of model acts is to “bridge” international and national law. They “absorb” the principles and norms of international law and translate them into national legislative acts in a regulatory form.
The model legislative acts adopted by the CSTO PA are reviewed and adopted only by consensus, with the participation of a large number of experts on various fields and areas of life.
The content of the model acts is twofold:
– they may contain both a regulatory concept and general principles of regulation, regulatory definitions of the “language” of regulation;
– they can also provide a clearly structured legal function, serving as a “parent” regulatory model.
Another important feature of model acts is the fact that they become effective within the borders of a Member State ONLY after adoption, recognition and approval (to any extent) by the national legislature.
This is how the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly lays the groundwork to harmonize the positions of its Member States in building a modern national security system. At the same time, the collective-security model legislation that is developed and adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Treaty Organization is a foundation for developing and improving national legislation in line with the statutory objectives of the Organization.
What is especially important is the fact that the model legislation of the CSTO PA allows to solve not only current tasks, but mainly prospective tasks. Not only is it designed to facilitate the CSTO Member States’ regulatory finalization of an effective national security system in accordance with the with the needs of the CSTO Member States; model legislative acts developed and adopted by the Assembly are largely preventive in nature, i.e. they proactively anticipate and propose legislative measures to neutralize potential, but no less real, threats.
The CSTO Member States are unanimous in their opinion: today we must introduce preventive legislative acts into the national legal frameworks of the Member States, i.e. act proactively.