Dr. Balashenko is head of the Academic Council on Dissertation Defense at BSU, he is a member of the Law Consultation Council at the President of the Republic of Belarus, the Interdepartmental Legal Dissertations Council, and the Academic Council of BSU. He is an expert on international environmental projects and member of the Belarusian Advocates Qualification Commission. Dr. Balashenko also chairs the Science and Methodology Council for Humanitarian Disciplines in Belarusian Universities as well as the International Court of Arbitration “Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers”.
Dr. Sergey Balashenko is one of the leading experts in environmental law and has made a significant contribution to the Belarusian and international academia. He authors over 120 publications.
The most notable publications:
•Commentary to the Code of the Republic of Belarus on Land / S.Balashenko, L.Samusenko V.Saskevich, I.Shakhray, N.Shynhel; edited by S.Balashenko, N.Shynhel. - Minsk, 2009. – 720 p.
This book provides a theoretical and practical analysis of the land legislation of the Republic of Belarus. The Code on Land is examined article by article. Peculiarities and problems of realization of the legal norms are explained in the book.
• Environmental Law: Coursebook / S.Balashenko, T.Makarova, V.Laevskaya, V.Lizgaro, N.Shynhel, I.Shakhray; edited by T.Makarova, V.Lizgaro. – Minsk, 2008. – 495 p.
The course of Environmental law as an academic discipline is thoroughly given in the book. The latest trends of development of environmental legislation such as protection of the ozone layer and climate, genetic engineering safety and etc. are reflected in the textbook. The book focuses on such mechanisms of environmental protection as rationing, expertise, audit, certification, control, monitoring in the sphere of environmental protection and others.
• Review of Dnipro Basin Biodiversity Legislation Ensuring Public Participation and Support / S.Balashenko, T.Makarova, V.Laevskaya, V.Lizgaro [and others] // Water quality research journal of Canada. Monograph Series. 2005. No.6. P.68-82.