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Can Justice in Bulgaria be Child-Friendly?

8 July 2021

This report sets out the outcomes of a study about the child’s right to an individual assessment in criminal proceedings in Bulgaria, either as a victim or a suspect or accused of committing a crime. It includes connected rights, including respect for the best interests of the child and right to be heard. The study took place between September 2020 – January 2021 as part of the EU co-funded project “Child-Friendly Justice: Developing the concept of social court practices”.

The Report in English is available here.

Authors of the report (BCNL): Associate Prof. Velina Todorova, PhD Venelin Stoychev, Marieta Dimitrova, Nadia Shabani

Technical editor and Research coordinator (BCNL): Jivka Mariona

Editors (Validity Foundation): Steven Allen, Bruno Monteiro

Project Title: Child-Friendly Justice: Developing the concept of social court practices (CFJ-DCSCP)

The contents of this report represent the views of the project partners only and are their sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.

This project is co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).