LEGISLATION

1. Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Act

Adopted on May 7, 2003, (into force May 20, 2003) the Bulgarian Law for Combating Human Trafficking focus on prevention and protection of victims especially women and children, defines for first time “reflection period” and “recovery period”, provides special protection for victims who are cooperating with police authorities. The law defines the establishment of the institutional capacity and cooperation between the governmental and non-governmental actors in setting up the national policy. With this law the National Commission for Combating Human Trafficking was created in order to implement it and to develop the policy for combating human trafficking.

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2. Claim for Financial Compensation

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3. List of Necessary Documents to be Presented with the Application for Financial Compensation

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4. Civil Procedure Code

 

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5. Criminal Code

 

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6. Criminal Procedure Code

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7. Obligations and Contracts Act

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8. Crime Victim Assistance and Compensation Act

 

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9. UN Universal declaration of human rights

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10. Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

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11. Declaration of the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe

 

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12. UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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13. UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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14. UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

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15. Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplimenting the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

 

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16. Child Protection Act

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17. Interpretative Decision # 2/ 16 July 2009 by the Supreme Court of Cassation on „Trafficking in People“ Chapter from the Criminal Code

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18. Coordination Mechanism for Referral and Care of Unaccompanied Bulgarian Children and Children Victims of Trafficking Returning from Abroad

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19. Optional protocols to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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20. UN Convention on the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons and the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others

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21. Budapest Declaration on Public Health and Trafficking in Human Beings

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22. UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

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24. UN Slavery Convention

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25. ILO Convention concerning forced or compulsory labour

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26. ILO Convention (no. 105) concerning the Abolition of Forced Labour

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27. ILO Convention (no. 182) concerning the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour

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