Article 45. Declaring a citizen dead.
1. A citizen may be declared dead by the court, if the place of his residence does not contain information about his place of residence for five years, and if he went missing under circumstances threatening death or giving reason to assume his death from a certain accident, during six months. 2. A soldier or other citizen who went missing due to hostilities may be declared dead by the court no earlier than after two years from the date of the end of hostilities. 3. The day of death of a citizen declared dead is the day when the court decision on declaring him dead comes into force. In the event of the announcement of a deceased citizen who went missing under circumstances threatening death or giving reason to assume his death from a certain accident, the court may declare the day of death of this citizen the day of his alleged death.
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