Bulgaria - OPCAT Situation

OPCAT Status

OPCAT ratification date
Uncat ratification Date
NPM Type

Ombuds Institution

NPM Structure

In June 2012, a new Directorate called "National Preventive Mechanism and fundamental human rights and freedoms" was established within the structure of the Ombudsperson's Office.

Annual reports

The Bulgarian Ombudsperson's Office issues a separate NPM annual report which is published on its website and presented in the Parliament together with the general annual report of the Ombudsperson's Office. 

They are available in the NPM's website.

Other Reports

The Bulgarian NPM issues thematic reports, for example on the situation of refugees and migrants, and on children's rights in educational and socio-correctional schools.

Other reports, such as visit reports and thematic reports, may be available here.