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Delayed reform and implementation of rights of persons with disabilities in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has sent its alternative report on the rights of persons with disabilities to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Bulgarian Helsinki Committee's Annual Report for 2016 : Disturbing limitations on the rights of the most vulnerable groups in Bulgaria

In 2016, the global trends in human rights violations did not bypass Bulgaria. The fear of the potential impact of refugee situation strengthened public support for nationalist movements and led to limiting citizens' rights and freedoms, minority groups and refugees being disproportionately affected, states Bulgarian Helsinki Committee’s annual report, issued since 1994.

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Bulgaria Sentenced for Parents Deprived of Contact With Their Children

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on April 6 that Bulgaria violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which concerns the right to privacy and family life.

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Bulgarian Caretaker Government Repeals Regulation on Refugee Integration

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee says the repeal of the regulation on the integration of refugees is illegitimate, immoral and a threat to national security.

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STATEMENT regarding Bulgarian parliamentary elections in Turkey on 26 March 2017

For the Bulgarian parliamentary elections on 26 March 2017, a total of 35 polling stations were opened in Turkey. Considering the drastic reduction in the number of polling stations in Turkey compared to the previous parliamentary elections and the fact that the largest Bulgarian migrant community lives in the city of Bursa, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) sent an observer to monitor the election day in the Turkish city.

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Refugee rights subsiding?

Europe’s two-tier protection regime and its effect on the rights of beneficiaries

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BHC submitted written comments concerning Bulgaria for consideration by CERD at its 92nd session

Bulgarian human rights defenders note the participation of racist and xenophobic political parties in the government.

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Pop-up sculptures reclaim public space for women in Sofia

Art intervention boosts campaign for first monument honouring historic women