The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee appeals for your help in saving the homes of 17 Roma families from the village of Voivodinovo, near Plovdiv, South-East Bulgaria. The families are in danger of losing their only homes as a result of forceful demolitions.
Constitutional Court’s decision effectively stops Bulgaria from ratifying the Istanbul Convention, the most important document on violence against women
Doncheva remains defiant that with Roma people “the stick” is the right approach.
Although the Member States have the freedom whether or not to authorise marriage between persons of the same sex, they may not obstruct the freedom of residence of an EU citizen by refusing to grant his same-sex spouse, a national of a country that is not an EU Member State, a derived right of residence in their territory
Liberties member the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee has published its annual report on the human rights situation in Bulgaria, which found stagnation and deterioration of rights protections in a number of key areas.