We monitor the human rights situation in Bulgaria since 1992. We provide Bulgarian and international institutions with expert reports and statements, informing legislators, state administration, as well as the broader society.
We do strategic litigation in selected cases of violations of basic human rights in Bulgaria. We prioritise aiding vulnerable communities for whose members it is unlikely to have access to justice.
We organise campaigns to inform broader Bulgarian and international society on the human rights situation in Bulgaria and we mobilise civil society for causes in defense of human rights.
Four Bulgarian NGO’s incl. the BHC, working in the field of human rights, children rights and the rights of people with disabilities sent an open letter to the authorities according to children rights in COVID-19 situation. They demand urgent measures to protect the interests of children in the context of epidemics.
This week the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee presented its annual report on human rights
New research carried out by criminal justice NGO Fair Trials, in partnership with APADOR-CH, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, and Rights International Spain shows the prevalence of discriminatory views against Roma in criminal justice systems of Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Spain.
There is a large number of campaigns dedicated to the domestic violence issue in Bulgaria, but none of them are targeted directly at the abusers. Our goal is to change that.
Bulgarian Parliament Should Reject Draft NGO Law as Contradicting the State's OSCE Commitments, International Human Rights Obligations and the EU Norms
In the past weeks, a shocking process has unfolded of delegitimizing the work of four top officials of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) by States participating in the organization and thus putting in question the value of the work of the institutions and bodies they have been leading.
New Civic Solidarity Platform Statement signed by 37 CSP members, including the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, on U.S. racism and police violence and the human dimension heritage of the OSCE was issued on the 8th of June regarding the mass anti-racial protests in the USA. See full text bellow or at CSP's website.