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Steps forward in protecting persons with disabilities in Bulgaria

24 Chasa, 6 July 2016 - Imagine tomorrow you are forced to leave your house and move to an impersonal, large social care institution, far away from your family and friends. You cannot challenge this decision, because somebody has the legal right to decide in your place. From now on, you are no...

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Letter

European countries must stop forced evictions of Roma

16/02/2016 Strasbourg

“Many Roma continue to face serious forms of discrimination and human rights violations by authorities at both national and local levels. In particular, forced evictions without due process and provision of adequate alternative housing continue unabated across Europe, in violation of member...

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Country visit report

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...

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Visit to Bulgaria

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...

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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...

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Report on visit to Bulgaria

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...

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Visit to Bulgaria

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,...

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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...

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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

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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

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