In December 2017, amendments of the Law on the Foreigners in R. Bulgaria were passed, which change the rules for placing in and releasing from the Busmantsi and Lyubimets centres of foreign nationals. The most important changes include that there will no longer be automatic court review of the detention, but every detainee will need to appeal the prolongation to the court at the 6-th and 12-th month points. Otherwise, it is possible to stay in detention for the maximum of 18 months.
Повече от 80 неправителствени организации се събраха в Брюксел за общото събрание на мрежата Юромед Райтс (EuroMed Rights - https://euromedrights.org), за да изберат новите членове на изпълнителния комитет на организацията.
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For the second consecutive year, Caritas Sofia together with Multi Kulti Collective and CVS Bulgaria are organising a Solidarity Festival, which will take place on June 23-24, 2018, in front of the Museum of History of Sofia. The event is a continuation of the widely successful event last year, which took place in late May 2017. The aim of the festival is to emphasize the importance of solidarity in the widest sense - between different groups of people, between cultures, generations, between man and nature. Center for Legal Aid Voice in Bulgaria will participate with a stand presenting the European Citizens Initiative 'We are a Welcoming Europe'
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Workshop for journalists. By invitation only.
Narek arrives in Bulgaria when he is 6 months old with his mother and spends his entire life in Bulgaria. He is now 23 years old. His native language is Bulgarian, he graduated from a Bulgarian school and Bulgaria is the only country he considers his home. He is Bulgarian by all natural laws, but in the eyes of the law, he is residing illegally in Bulgaria. All his life, in all documents issued by the Bulgarian authorities, he has been regarded as a stateless person. The Bulgarian authorities are very well acquainted with his tireless dedication to pursue legal status to reside in Bulgaria.