Viktor Ivanovich Shabaylov (b. in v. Nikolaevka, Shklov district, Mogilev region, 05.02.1931 – 03.04.2018), scientist in public law. Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1986), Doctor of Juridical Sciences (1980), Professor (1992). Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus (1994).
The main areas of scientific activity are: research on organizational and legal issues of social and cultural development, problems of state-building of the Republic of Belarus, including its sovereignty, formation, development and functioning as a legal social state, the formation of a civil society in Belarus, local government and self-government, increase efficiency activities of the state administration. He participated in the development of a number of bills, including laws on culture, health care, mass media, the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus in 1994, as well as the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus (with amendments and additions) adopted in a republican referendum in 1996.
Author of 180 scientific papers, including 12 monographs.
Awarded with medals.