Bulgaria: Court ruling on ex-royal family complaint

Human rights judges have announced they will examine two property complaints lodged with the European court by the former King of Bulgaria and his sister.

Bulgaria: Court rejects lawyer’s complaint against exposure as communist-era security service agent

The case concerned a complaint brought by a lawyer having held a number of high-ranking posts in Bulgaria about the decision to expose him in 2008 for affiliation with the former security services during the communist regime in Bulgaria.

Court: Bulgaria breached human rights law by refusing to register an organisation promoting Muslim rights

According to human rights judges, the refusal of Bulgarian authorities to register an association promoting the rights of the Muslim minority was not “necessary in a democratic society.”

Bulgaria: Court finds human rights violations following high-profile arrest of finance ministry official

The case concerned the arrest of Tencho Nikolov Popov, former secretary general of the Ministry of Finance, during a police operation that received extensive media coverage.

Bulgaria: Human rights judges make €100,000 award after ‘Operation Octopus’ organised crime crackdown

A media-hyped crackdown against Bulgarians suspected of involvement in organised crime, money-laundering and prostitution, led to human rights violations, the European court has ruled.