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Opinion on the need of changes in the Constitution regarding Judiciary and Citizens' Rights

The position of the Center for the Study of Democracy was presented at the discussion on the need of changes in the Constitution regarding Judiciary and Citizens' Rights, organised by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria on December 19, 2019,  attended by representatives of non-governmental organisations and magistrates' associations.

It is focused on the urgent possible amendments to the Constitution aiming at corrections to the judicial model especially regarding the status, composition and powers of the Supreme Judicial Council, introduction of an independent investigation against the Prosecutor General and enhanced protection of citizens' rights through new mechanisms. The written opinion was provided to the President's team in early January for the purposes of the announced initiative for constitutional changes (text only in Bulgarian).

 

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