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2020 posed serious challenges to human rights in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee says

The pandemic in 2020 showed the great importance of the right balance between restricting citizens' rights and protecting the health of the population. We have witnessed lock downs and travel restrictions, while in some countries citizens were..

12.05.21 17:06 |

U.S. Department of State: government actions against human rights abuses in Bulgaria are insufficient

Bulgaria’s authorities took steps to prosecute and punish officials who committed human rights abuses, but government actions were insufficient, and impunity was a problem , reads Bulgaria 2020 Human Rights Report of the U.S. Department of State...

31.03.21 09:35 |

European Commission adopts Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030

High pavement curbs, inaccessible ramps and steps leading nowhere, lack of social benefits and a sufficient number of jobs, poverty and institutionalized callousness – every day people with disabilities experience, first hand, the as yet long..

10.03.21 10:51 |

President Radev delivers lecture on human values and rule of law

Freedom, democracy and human rights are the cherished goals of European civilization. We must admit that they are far from being applied perfectly, Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev said in a lecture to the European Public Law Organization. Sometimes..

15.10.20 09:19 |

Council of Europe: Bulgarian authorities should investigate violence against journalists

“I am concerned at numerous reports of police violence against journalists covering demonstrations in Sofia,” Dunja Mijatović , Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights , said on the institution's website. “Several journalists were..

03.09.20 18:27 |
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović

Council of Europe voices criticism over human rights infringement in Bulgaria

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatovic, has presented a report on Bulgaria. The document calls for a change in the way minority groups are treated and portrayed in Bulgaria , where "hate speech, discrimination and hostility..

31.03.20 13:05 |

Bulgaria has 93.75 out of 100 points according to Gender Equality Index

Bulgarian institutions have been working actively against anti-Semitism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva pointed out during chairing the 7 th session of the..

14.01.20 16:04 |

President Radev in Geneva: Human rights protection cannot be achieved without lasting peace and sustainable development

Bulgaria will continue to be part of the United Nations’ efforts to strengthen international solidarity for achieving a sustainable global approach and prevention aimed at protection of human rights. This was what Bulgarian President Rumen Radev..

24.06.19 12:00 |
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