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Registration reform in Bulgaria: an update
The development of market economy and establishment of democratic rule of law in Bulgaria require the creation of a safe and transparent environment for setting up and conducting business, as well as proper conclusion and carrying out of contracts. A precondition to achieving this objective is the establishment of a modern centralized electronic system of official registers that is able to provide reliable, timely and legally valid information on legal persons and real estate to the public and private sector. However, the present registration system in the country, consisting primarily of decentralized, paper based registers, reveals a number of shortcomings, which make it ineffective, unreliable, short of transparency, and a major source generating corruption within the judiciary. more »
Assets Seizure in Europe: Legislative and Operational Instrument to Counter Corruption and Organized Crime
Experts from Ireland, France, Spain and Bulgaria debated on the role of assets seizure to counter corruption and organized crime in Bulgaria and Europe at a round table on March 2, 2004. The discussion aimed to present the foreign experience in implementing assets forfeiture mechanisms and to discuss the latest version of the Bulgarian Draft Law on the Forfeiture of Criminal Assets. more »
Representatives of the Spanish General Judicial Council visited CSD
During the visit, which took place on November 25, 2003, the Spanish experts had a meeting with representatives of the CSD Law Program to discuss the opportunities of implementing the Spanish experience for reforming the Bulgarian judiciary. more »
Press conference: Presentation of the Judicial Anti-Corruption Program
The press conference took place on October 2, 2003, with the objective to present to the media the recently published Judicial Anti-Corruption Program, developed as a result of the combined efforts of eminent Bulgarian lawyers, including magistrates, influential non-governmental organizations, representatives of state institutions, and experts. more »
Discussion meeting: Presentation of the Judicial Anti-Corruption Program
The meeting, held at CSD on June 24, 2003, was organized by Coalition 2000 and was dedicated to debating the draft version of the Judicial Anti-Corruption Program (JACP). more »
Round table: Ethics and Standards in Legal Professions
The event took place on June 6, 2003, and was aimed at discussing the need of and the opportunities for developing and implementing codes of ethics for the legal professions. more »
Round table: Spanish Experience in Reforming the Judiciary
On May 29, 2003, the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a round table to discuss the Spanish experience in reforming the judiciary, featuring Mr. Alberto Dorrego, Director on Modernization of the Judiciary in the Spanish Ministry of Justice. more »
Discussion: Spanish Experience in Reforming Judiciary: Lessons for Bulgarian Transition
On April 30, 2003, a discussion on Spanish Experience in Reforming Judiciary took place in Madrid. The discussion was attended by CSD senior staff members and representatives of the General Judicial Council in Spain. more »
Round table: The Constitution and the Judicial Reform in Bulgaria
On April 15, 2003, the Center for the Study of Democracy jointly with the Union of Bulgarian Jurists held a round table discussion, which provided a forum for discussing the constitutional amendments, proposed by different institutions and political parties, the declaration signed between them, and the Decision of the Constitutional Court No.3 of April 10, 2003, on Constitutional Case No.22 of 2002. more »
Public discussion: Judicial Anti-Corruption Program
On March 30 and 31, 2003 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a working session to discuss the proposals submitted by the Task Forces for elaboration of the initial version of the Judicial Anti-Corruption Program (JACP). more »

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