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“On Rights and People” – BHC celebrates 30 years since its founding with a new podcast and a focus on young people

15.07.2022

Updated important information on refugees from Ukraine | Важлива інформація для біженців з України

05.03.2022

BHC: Human rights were not a priority in Bulgaria in 2021, the year of elections

27.04.2022

Appeal for expulsion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe

08.03.2022

Two actions seek responsibility from Bulgaria for the vaccination failure

25.01.2022

School mediators are Human of the Year 2021

21.12.2021

Uncovering anti‑Roma discrimination in criminal justice systems in Europe: Key findings

10.12.2020

New Campaign by the BHC and Partners Aims to Build the First Hotline for Male Domestic Abusers in Bulgaria

09.09.2020

Bulgarian Helsinki Committee joined an appeal to resolve the crisis in the OSCE

17.07.2020

What we do

We document human rights violations

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 provide free legal aid

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 do advocacy

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.

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News

Bulgaria is About to Extradite an Active Participant in Anti-Kremlin Protests

What is strange about the judgement of the Varna Regional Court is that the court trusts the Russian justice system

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Press Release

“On Rights and People” – BHC celebrates 30 years since its founding with a new podcast and a focus on young people

On July 14th, 1992, a group of Bulgarian citizens founded the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC)

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Press Release

BHC: Human rights were not a priority in Bulgaria in 2021, a year of elections  

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee revealed its key findings from the annual report Human rights in Bulgaria in 2021.

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Open Letter

Appeal for expulsion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe

There's no room for concerns and verbal diplomacy anymore.

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Press Release

Strasbourg human rights court: people under partial guardianship should have the right to vote

Six years ago, the government abandoned a bill to abolish guardianship because of opposition from conservative judges and representatives of the academia.

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Press Release

Two actions seek responsibility from Bulgaria for the vaccination failure

One action brought before Sofia District Court and one complaint before the European Committee on Social Rights will hold Bulgaria accountable for the poor COVID-19 vaccination of the most vulnerable people

Stories

  • Welcome to Bulgaria, my home

  • Homophobia kills

  • The Miracle of Tundja

  • #INSTAFOTO Photography Course with Vera Gotseva

  • Together Over a Cup of Coffee