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.

Bulgaria: Human rights judges award €7,000 after violent anti-Muslim protest

A violent demonstration by members of the Ataka political party outside the Banya Bashi Mosque in Sofia, caused Veli Karaahmed, who was taking part in Friday morning prayers, to protect to the court, that his huiman rights had been breached.

Bulgaria: Nils Muižnieks’ concerns over children’s rights, media pluralism and treatment of migrants

The human rights commissioner has just completed a three-day visit to the country.

Bulgaria: Ex-pat mum and son set for human rights showdown

The case concerns their complaint that for more than two and a half years Irena Pencheva’s son was unable to join her in Germany, where she was pursuing academic studies, due to the Bulgarian courts’ refusal to allow the child to travel without the father’s agreement.