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Local Public Mediators in Bulgaria (in Bulgarian only)
The brochure summarizes the accumulated experience and the good practices of the ombudsman type institutions on local level that have functioned under pilot projects in the period 1998 – 2003. It also presents the first steps in the process of establishing such institutions after their legislative regulation, namely the adoption in 2003 of Article 21a of the Law on Local Self-Government and Local Administration, which entitles municipal councils to elect local public mediators for promoting and protecting the civil rights and lawful interests of citizens before the local authorities. more »
 
CSD Brief No 3: The Long Way of the Emerging Ombudsman Institution in Bulgaria
The third consecutive issue of the CSD Brief focuses on the recent developments with the establishment of the ombudsman institution in Bulgaria and in particular the failed election of the first Bulgarian ombudsman. The document outlines several reasons for the unsuccessful election the most important of them being the flaws in the existing legislation, the absence of politcal will for reaching a consensus during the nomination and election procedure as well as the lack of transparency and publicity, which prevented the active participation of the civil society. more »
 
Electronic Document and Electronic Signature. Legal Framework
The book Electronic Document and Electronic Signature. Legal Framework published by Ciela Soft and Publishing and the Center for the Study of Democracy was prepared by the Task Force with the Center, which developed the Draft Law on Electronic Document and Electronic Signature and participated in the elaboration of the respective secondary legislation. more »
 
Gender Equality and Ombudsman Institution (in Bulgarian only)
The handbook presents the mechanisms for protecting women's rights and the ombudsman institution in Bulgaria and Europe and offers an updated review of both the common and the specific characteristics of the experience of the European countries. The publication includes useful information about women's networks and centers in Bulgaria, useful web sites and international events in the field of women's rights protection. more »
 
CSD Brief No 2: Anti-Corruption Reforms in the Judiciary
The second consecutive issue of the CSD Brief presents the contents and main ideas of the Judicial Anti-Corruption Program (JACP). JACP is a policy paper, developed by eminent Bulgarian lawyers as a result of the combined efforts of NGOs, representatives of state institutions and experts and the support of the UNDP. more »
 
The Ombudsman Institution in Europe and Bulgaria (only in Bulgarian with summary in English)
The handbook The Ombudsman Institution in Europe and Bulgaria offers an updated review of both the general and specific aspects of the European countries’ experience and contains information on the legal framework and the activities of the European Ombudsman as a mechanism for protecting human rights on European Union level. more »
 
Judicial Anti-Corruption Program
The Judicial Anti-Corruption Program was developed by eminent Bulgarian lawyers, including magistrates, and resulted from the combined efforts of influential non-governmental organizations, representatives of state institutions, and experts. more »
 
Opportunities for Establishment of Central Register of Legal Persons and Electronic Registries Center in Bulgaria
The second consecutive brochure on registration reform in Bulgaria, published by CSD, includes the full text of the updated version of the report developed by the CSD Task Force, review of the foreign experience in developing central electronic registers and a proposal for the structure of an Electronic Registries Center in Bulgaria. more »
 
European Standards and Ombudsman Institutions in Southeast Europe
The publication presents a summary of the discussion at the International Conference European Standards and Ombudsman Institutions in Southeast Europe held on June 6-8, 2002, in Sofia and organized jointly by the Center for the Study of Democracy and Friedrich Ebert Foundation. more »
 
Reforming Judiciary in Bulgaria: Towards the Introduction of Modern Registration System
The brochure was published for the workshop: Reforming Judiciary in Bulgaria: Towards the Introduction of Modern Registration System, held in September 2002. It contains the full text of the report on the opportunities for developing Central Register of Legal Entities and Electronic Registries Center in Bulgaria, presentation of the experience of Norway and other European countries as well as information on the European Business Register. more »
 

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