|Discussion on the Priorities of Judicial Reform in Bulgaria
On 8 October 2009 Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a meeting with U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim who visited Bulgaria as part of the U.S. Department of Justice efforts to assist the reform of the Bulgarian judicial system. more »
CSD Delegation Visits China
From 7 to 13 September 2009 a delegation from the Center for the Study of Democracy and the Applied Research and Communications Fund visited China to discuss common achievements and challenges between Bulgaria and China in the areas of good governance and technological development. more »
Conferring Awards on the Occasion of the 130th Anniversary of the Ministry of Justice
On 13 July 2009, on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice, Minister Miglena Tacheva conferred awards - commemorative plaques, orders and honorary insignia - to over 80 Bulgarian statespersons, magistrates, employees of the Ministry of Justice, non-governmental organisations and journalists. more »
EU Fundamental Rights Agency presents report on child trafficking in the EU:
EU must do more to fight child trafficking
On 7 July 2009, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) released a new report on 'The role of the European Union in the fight against child trafficking'.
Many children fall victim to trafficking every year. There are extremely low numbers of convictions in child trafficking cases. Overall, the report finds that the EU must do more to address the issue. The FRA calls for better legislation to combat child trafficking. The protection and care for victims, in particular, must be improved. more »
International conference: Justice in the Digital Era
CSD Law Program Senior Analyst Mr. Dimitar Markov was among the speakers at the international conference Justice in the Digital Era held in Sofia on 2-3 April 2009. The event, organized by Law and Internet Foundation in cooperation with Technologies and Internet Association (Romania), Center for Information Technologies and Law of the University of Bristol (UK), and DFLabs (Italy), was aimed at strengthening the capacity of Bulgarian and Romanian magistrates to investigate, prosecute and produce judgments in cases involving cyber crime. more »
Public Discussion on Indicators of Public Confidence in Justice: Tools for Policy Assessment
On 24 March 2009 at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) the Center for the Study of Democracy held a public discussion on indicators of public confidence in justice as tools for policy assessment. The discussion took place as part of the international scientific conference within the framework of the project Scientific Indicators of Confidence in Justice: Tools for Policy Assessment (JUSTIS) (http://www.eurojustis.eu/), which the Center hosted on 24-25 March 2009.
Scientific Indicators of Confidence in Justice: Tools for Policy Assessment (JUSTIS) – International Conference
On 24-25 March 2009 the Center for the Study for Democracy hosted an international conference within the framework of the project Scientific Indicators of Confidence in Justice: Tools for Policy Assessment (JUSTIS) (http://www.eurojustis.eu/). The project is co-financed by the European Community’s FP7 2007-2013 and under it the Center partners with 8 other academic and research institutions from the UK, France, Lithuania, Hungary, Finland and Italy. The conference gathered representatives of the partner institutions, as well as members of the JUSTIS External Expert Group and other prominent criminologists. more »
Presentation of analysis of the legal framework of local public mediators and recommendations for its improvement
Following up on its long-lasting efforts to establish and strengthen the ombudsman institution on national and local level in Bulgaria, the CSD Law Program prepared a study on the legal framework governing the activities of the local public mediators and recommendations for its improvement. The report was presented by the Law Program Assistant Ms. Galina Sapundjieva on 20 February 2009 at a workshop attended by the national ombudsman and local public mediators from throughout the country.