• EU and Human rights law

  • Bulgaria became full member of the European Union on the 1st of January 2007. This was followed by the signing of the Treaty of Lisbon on the 13th of December 2007, which reshaped the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

    Increasing number of companies and to some extent individuals need to rely or site EU law provisions, ask for preliminary rulings or bring actions before the Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

    Our office has developed expertise in consultancy and representation in matters pertinent to EU law.

    Bulgaria became member of the Council of Europe on the 7th of may 1992 and also ratified the European Convention on Human Rights. From that point on Bulgaria gained the status of contracting State and fell under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The Court was established by the European Convention on Human Rughts and it hears applications alleging that a contracting State breached one or more of the human rights provisions set out in the Convention and its protocols. An application can be lodged by individuals, group of individuals, companies or one or more of the other contracting States. The Court has become more and more important as the last and only resort against National Court's various violations of human rights including the right to a fair trial.

    My office has developed unique knowledge and experience in drafting and lodging applications before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.