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Bulgarian Helsinki Committee again has access to psychiatric hospitals


The President of the SAC and the members of the SJC owe their resignations


Prosecutor's Office should take action to dissolve the Vazrajdane Party


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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After 'Deborah': 25 organizations alert that the Law on Protection against Domestic Violence is still not being implemented.

The Coalition "Together Against Violence," comprising 25 civil organizations, of which the BHC is a part, called on Prime Minister Acad. Nikolay Denkov, Deputy Prime Minister Maria Gabriel, and ministers from the cabinet in an open letter to accelerate the implementation of the Law on Protection against Domestic Violence adopted last year.

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The mistreatment of psychiatric patients continues

The Committee Against Torture has issued a new report following its visit to psychiatric institutions in our country in 2023.

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A new BHC report reveals how the media misinformed during the COVID crisis

Most media uncritically presented the government’s policies and actions in a favourable light


Bulgarian Helsinki Committee again has access to psychiatric hospitals

След девет години с отказан достъп на БХК до психиатричните институции в страната, от началото на 2024 г. организацията вече може да осъществява обичайните посещения в затворените институции с цел наблюдение на спазването на човешките права на пациентите там.


The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has joined an appeal to the Members of Parliament from civil organizations.

The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (БХК) has joined an appeal to the Members of Parliament from civil organizations in connection with the upcoming procedures for the election of authorities with expired mandates on January 9, 2024. The appeal is also supported by the following organizations: Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives, Anti-Corruption Fund, Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria, Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, Bulgarian Centre for Non-Profit Law, Institute for Market Economics, Institute for Public Environment Development, Centre for Liberal Strategies, and the Centre for Assessment of Legislative Impact.

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BHC wins lawsuit over faulty COVID vaccination of children

Българският хелзинкски комитет (БХК) спечели окончателно дело срещу Министерство на здравеопазването заради неправилно поставени ваксини на две деца по време на КОВИД епидемията през декември 2021 г. и отказ да им бъде издаден сертификат за ваксиниране. Решението на Върховния административен съд излезе в началото на декември 2023 г. Съдът се произнесе изцяло в полза на двете жалбоподателки на БХК.

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The protesters in support of Deborah and the 'Awakening Women' are the new 'Person of the Year'

The highlights this year were women's rights and the fight against domestic violence.


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