Published: 1 Dec 2011 | By Yana Buhrer Tavanier and Margarita Ilieva

Ending Police Brutality in Bulgaria


By the end of 2011, the European Court of Human Rights had heard 27 cases relating to police brutality in Bulgaria, finding violations of the Convention in 26 of them, as a result of legislation permitting the use of force and firearms by police even when not strictly necessary.

In this article, Yana Buhrer Tavanier and Margarita Ilieva of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee discuss the problem of the legislation and the steps taken by their organisation to effect change. Please follow the link below to access the full article.