• Solidarity with Narek

    Bulgarian, Armenian or stateless, he is now in a detention centre for irregular migrants!

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  • We are welcoming Europe!

    Governments and European leaders are failing to manage the refugee crisis without destructing fundamental European values of human rights, dignity and rule of law.

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  • More than 80 experts gathered the conference Migration and Human Security in Post-Crisis Bulgaria

    The conference co-orginezd by Center for legal Aid Voice in Bulgaria and CERMES, NBU and held on the 1st of March 2018 was the first public event to address migration during the period, which Bulgaria holds the presidency of the Council of of the European

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Know your rights: Changes in Bulgaria’s immigration detention rules / 23.07.2018

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.

Българка влиза в управлението на една от най-големите международни мрежи за правата на човека

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.


Saturday 23 June 2018

CLA at Solidarity Festival 2018

Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Sofia

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'

Friday 01 June 2018

How to write about migration and refugees

Time: 10:00 AM
Venue: Sofia

Workshop for journalists. By invitation only. 

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Stories from the field

The story of Narek. Bulgarian, Armenian or stateless, he is now in a detention centre for irregular migrants!

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.