Helsinki Citizens' Assembly-Vanadzor

Bulgarian Parliament Should Reject Draft NGO Law as Contradicting the State’s OSCE Commitments, International Human Rights Obligations and the EU Norms

July 28, 2020

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We, members of the international Civic Solidarity Platform, express our strongest concern about a restrictive draft NGO law, currently being debated in the Bulgarian Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, and urge MPs to reject it as violating Bulgaria’s obligations under international and European law. As a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations, and a participating State of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Bulgaria should not restrict civil society space. Instead, it should ensure safe and enabling environment for civil society as a prerequisite for a democratic state. 


Read here for the full statement.

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