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Progress on human rights protection remains slow in Bulgaria

22/06/2015 Strasbourg
Read the report “Bulgaria has made some progress in strengthening human rights protection, but this remains slow and fragile, in particular as regard the rights of persons placed in institutions, the human rights of migrants and media freedom,” said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, while releasing a report on his visit to Bulgaria carried out from 9 to 11...
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Bulgaria: progress needed to better protect children, improve media freedom and uphold the human rights of migrants

12/02/2015 Sofia
« Bulgaria should ensure that children’s rights are fully respected in the process of de-institutionalisation and reforming the juvenile justice system» said today Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a three-day visit to Bulgaria. "Bulgaria should stop placing children in institutions such as Correctional Boarding Schools, which were created several...

Human rights of children and minorities in Bulgaria need better protection

Strasbourg, 22/2/2012 - Letter - "The conditions of children in institutions and the protection of the rights of minorities remain issues of concern in Bulgaria. While the authorities have now adopted strategies and action plans to address these problems, it is crucial that these are implemented with strong determination" said today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas...

Bulgaria: Commissioner Hammarberg calls for more respect of minority rights

Strasbourg, 04/11/2010 - Letter - The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, published today a letter addressed to the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borisov, on human rights of national and religious minorities. Commissioner Hammarberg highlights the need for the Bulgarian authorities to improve the living conditions of Roma and invites them to assess the...
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Bulgaria: Minorities and children must be better protected

09/02/2010 Strabourg
"More efforts are needed to better protect minorities and children and to ensure that their needs are embedded in the decision making process," said Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. He publishes today a report on his visit to Bulgaria carried out in November 2009 to assess progress on the protection of the rights of minorities and disadvantaged children....
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Commissioner Hammarberg encourages Bulgaria to make more efforts to protect the rights of minorities and children

06/11/2009 Strasbourg
Commissioner Thomas Hammarberg concluded a three-day visit to Sofia during which he assessed progress on the protection of the rights of minorities and disadvantaged children. The Commissioner met with the Minister of Interior, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, and Acting Minister of Education, Youth and Science, as well as with members of Parliament. He also...

Commissioner Hammarberg visits Bulgaria to discuss the rights of children and minorities

Strasbourg, 30.10.2009 – The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, will visit Bulgaria from 3 to 5 November for high-level talks on protection of children's rights and on the respect of minority rights. The programme of the visit includes meetings with the Ministers of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Labour and Social Policy, and with the Acting Minister of Education,...

Follow-up report on Bulgaria

Follow-up report on Bulgaria (2001-2005): Assessment of the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights CommDH(2006)6 / 29 March 2006

Report on visit to Bulgaria

Report by Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, Commissioner for Human Rights, on his visit to Bulgaria from 17 to 20 December 2001 CommDH(2002)1 / 10 April 2002