Priorities The Association’s strategic goals. Human rights activities. Interaction with civil society structures.

History Establishment in Plovdiv. Human rights and educational projects implemented with the financial support of the Open Society Foundation – Sofia; partner organizations: Interights – London, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, The Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights Foundation – Sofia, the Supreme Barristers’ Council, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Professional CVs of some of the Association’s leading legal experts.


Projects Civil control over the acts and actions of the administration. Conduct of cases in the public interest.

Legal precedents provoked by the Association Judgments and admissibility decisions on Bulgarian applications ruled by the European Court of Human Rights.

Contribution to Legal Doctrine Papers outlining some areas of conflict between domestic law and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Some of the ideas presented there have been reflected in legislation reforms – the radical amendment of the Code of Criminal Procedure that came into force as of 1 January 2000 – and arouse discussions in the legal doctrine.

Media Coverage Permanent presence in the mass media. Positions of the Association on socially important problems and problems related to the protection of human rights reflected in the media.

Publishing The complete contents of the periodicals and collections published by the Association.

News The Association’s current human rights activities as well as domestic and international news related to the protection of human rights.

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