24 Hours, 25 January 2018 For many people, home means a refuge, a place where one can enjoy family life freely and safely, where love is a part of everyday life. But for victims of domestic violence, home means just the opposite. It is a place where torment and violence turn a refuge into a trap,...
24 Часа, 25 January 2018 За много хора думата „дом“ означава убежище, място, където човек може да се радва на семейния живот свободно, в безопасност и където любовта е част от ежедневието. Но за жертвите на домашно насилие „дом“ означава точно обратното. Това се оказва място, в което тормозът и...
In a letter addressed to the President of the Parliament of Bulgaria published today, Commissioner Muižnieks urged Bulgaria to move quickly forward on its path towards the ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence...
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...
“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...
Country visit report
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...
Visit to Bulgaria
Bulgaria: progress needed to better protect children, improve media freedom and uphold the human rights of migrants
« 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...
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...
Report on visit to Bulgaria
"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...
Visit to Bulgaria
Commissioner Hammarberg encourages Bulgaria to make more efforts to protect the rights of minorities and children
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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