NY Times article on BHC Forsaken Children campaign: Unlikely Allies in Bulgaria Reveal Fatal Mental Health Neglect
New York Times and International Herald Tribune publish article about BHC Forsaken Children campaign. The article focuses on the recent BHC campaign to end impunity in Bulgaria's institutions for mentally disabled children.
On 7 October the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg delivered a judgement against Bulgaria for violation of the right to life and the lack of an effective investigation in the case of Karanja v. Bulgaria. It concerns the fatal shooting in 1997 of Peter Karanja by police officers in Sofia following his escape from a police station
Bulgarian human rights lawyer receives international award: Margarita Ilieva is this year’s winner of the Austrian League of Human Rights’ annual award
Margarita Ilieva, deputy chair of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) and director of its Legal Defense Programme, is this year’s winner of the annual award of the Austrian League of Human Rights.
Nineteen individuals and organisations nominated for the 2010 Human of the Year award, voting starts on November 1
Everyone can nominate their candidate for the annual awards of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee until 31 October
The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) applauds the motion of the new Ombudsman, Konstantin Penchev, to protect the rights of the vulnerable Roma community by challenging their possible forceful eviction from their homes in the town of Petrich in Southern Bulgaria.
Attorney Valeria Ilareva, Elektronna Granitsa, Petar Kichashky and Ivo Indjev are among the nominees who received recognition for protection of human rights