Position of the BHC on the concern expressed by the Organization of Jews in Bulgaria "Shalom" regarding the withdrawal of the nomination of Ms. Tatiana Christie in the competition Human of the Year 2023 awards
Letter with the position was sent to Shalom
Over 3400 unaccompanied refugee children have sought protection in Bulgaria since the beginning of 2023.
According to Bulgarian legislation, unaccompanied minors are considered to be all children under the age of 18 who have entered our country without a parent, guardian, or custodian. Over the past five years, the number of unaccompanied minors seeking protection in Bulgaria has exceeded 11,000.
We call on the authorities to dialogue with the trans community
The focus this time is on the voting of judges in the building of the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) during the weekend days of June 2022. During this weekend, they were choosing new members of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) from among their colleagues – the body responsible for the appointment, career development, disciplinary responsibility, and dismissal of both the presidents of the supreme courts and the chief prosecutor, as well as all regular judges, prosecutors, and investigators.
We call on the President of the SAC, Georgi Cholakov, and the members of the SJC to resign immediately.
The innovative initiative aims to protect and uphold freedom of expression by supporting the effective implementation of key decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in the member states of the Council of Europe.
With its decision to cancel electronic voting for the elections on October 29, 2023, the Central Election Commission (ЦИК) created chaos and raised doubts about the fairness of the vote. Voting only on paper ballots undoubtedly increases the possibilities and enhances the value of the acquired and controlled vote.
The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) is collecting nominations for the annual human rights awards "Person of the Year" for the year 2023 until November 15, 2023.
The whole world is horrifiedly watching the war between Israel and Hamas, which has cost the lives of thousands of civilian citizens. Iran is often mentioned as the instigator and sponsor of the attack against peaceful Israelis. However, Iran also faces a significant problem with human rights compliance. Women in this Islamic state practically have no rights and are subjected to real terror. That's why we chose to tell you a story from Iran, in which an Iranian activist and journalist delves deeper and contextually analyses this year's Nobel Peace Prize awarded to her compatriot and human rights defender, Narges Mohammadi, who is currently in prison.