Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (Български хелзинкски комитет) (2014), Human rights in Bulgaria in 2013 (Правата на човека в България през 2013 г.), Sofia, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
Type of publication
Area/location of interest
Type of Institution
Civil society organisation
Main Thematic Focus
Islamophobia Religious freedom Hate speech
Muslims Refugees & asylum seekers Religious minorities
The report is the annual human rights report issued by the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) (Български хелзинкски комитет, БХК). It lists numerous violations of the religious freedom of Muslims and other religious communities, mainly acts of vandalism against praying homes. The report also highlights the strong presence of hate speech in some media, particularly when covering topics related to refugees, which has contributed to the increased number of incidents involving asylum seekers and representatives of ethnic minorities.
Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)
The report does not have its own methodology. It combines the findings of other studies and reports with an overview of events and incidents that happened throughout the year.
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