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CSD Brief No. 9: The Introduction of a Specialized Anti- Corruption Service back on the Anti-Corruption Agenda
On the eve of Bulgaria’s EU accession significant results in prosecution and punishment of high level political corruption are still outstanding. In this context, the idea for creating an independent specialized anti-corruption service again became a topic in the anti-corruption agenda. more »
 
The Healthcare Ombudsman – Best Practices and Prospects for Bulgaria
This edition is devoted to different aspects of the institution of the specialised healthcare ombudsman and the possibilities for its introduction in Bulgaria. The publication contains an overview of the good practices and the experience in the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland and Israel. The edition includes also a detailed summary of a discussion in relation with two draft laws concerning the institution of the health ombudsman and the comments and the recommendations on them of the experts of the Center for the Study of Democracy. more »
 
Judicial Reform: The Prosecution Office and Investigation Authorities in the Context of EU Membership
This is the second publication of the Center for the Study of Democracy dedicated to the judicial reform in relation to the place and the role of the prosecution office and the investigation service. It presents the experience of the European Union Member States and the candidate countries as regards the organization and the structure of the prosecution office and the investigating authorities. more »
 
Ombudsman Institution in Bulgaria (in Bulgarian only)
The handbook presents a summarized overview of the process of establishment and development of the ombudsman institution on national and local level in Bulgaria (1998-2005). It offers comments and analysis of the legal framework as well as comprehensive information on the election of the first Bulgarian ombudsman and the activities of the local public mediators before and after their operation has been regulated in the legislation. more »
 
CSD Brief No 6: First Steps of the Bulgarian Ombudsman
The sixth policy brief, once again dedicated to the process of establishment of the ombudsman institution, focuses on the successful election of Bulgaria’s first parliamentary ombudsman and the initial stages since the institution’s kickoff. more »
 
The Courts, Prosecution and Investigation in the EU Member States and Accession Countries (in Bulgarian only)
The book reviews the organization and principles of activity of the courts, prosecution and investigation in the EU member states, including the new ones, and the accession countries. more »
 
Bulgarian Constitutional Reform in the Context of Bulgaria's EU Accession (in Bulgarian only)
The report Bulgarian Constitutional Reform in the Context of Bulgaria's Accession to the European Union (2003-2005) was prepared by a Task Force with the Center for the Study of Democracy within the framework of the Communication Strategy for Bulgaria’s EU Membership. more »
 
Ombudsman Institution in Europe and Bulgaria: Legal Nature and Practice (in Bulgarian only)
This educational manual is designed for the elaboration and carrying out of specialized courses and programs in Bulgarian universities and schools as well as for everyone who is interested in these scope of issues. more »
 
CSD Brief No 5: The Long Way of the Emerging Ombudsman Institution in Bulgaria: Six Months Later
The fifth consecutive issue of the CSD Brief is a follow-up of the CSD Policy Brief No. 3 of May 2004 and examines the recent developments in the introduction of the ombudsman institution on national and local level in Bulgaria. The brief presents the significant progress in the establishment of the local public mediators (municipal ombudsmen) throughout the country in contrast with the second failed attempt of the parliament to elect the national ombudsman. more »
 
CSD Brief No 4: The Outstanding Agenda for Political Party Reform in Bulgaria
The fourth consecutive issue of CSD brief concentrates on the status of political parties’ system reform in Bulgaria. It describes the shortcomings of the present Law on Political Parties, namely the insufficient legal requirements for founding a political party, the inadequate rules on political parties funding and the absence of effective legally grounded mechanisms for civic control. more »
 

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