Bulgaria : Anti-torture experts speak out over “persistent failures” in treatment of jailed and detained people

Bulgarian authorities have failed to address “fundamental shortcomings” in the treatment and conditions of detention of persons deprived of their liberty, despite the specific recommendations repeatedly made by the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT).

Bulgaria: Lifer’s strict prison regime breaches human rights law, say judges

Judges ruled today that the strict prison regime imposed on a Bulgarian life prisoner is a violation of his human rights.

Bulgaria: Whole life prisoner wants human rights sanction for strict regime

The case concerns the strict prison regime, involving isolation, of life prisoner Halil Adem Hasan.

Court: Systemic problem of ineffectiveness of investigations in Bulgaria

In a human traffic complaint decision today against Bulgaria, the European court declared that investigations in the country suffer from a “systemic problem of ineffectiveness.”

Bulgaria: Judges set for ruling on human trafficking complaint

On Tuesday 3 March, judges will announce their decision on a complaint brought against Bulgaria by a woman who was snatched, beaten and repeatedly raped by human traffickers.