Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (Български хелзинкски комитет) (2015), Human rights in Bulgaria in 2014 (Правата на човека в България през 2014 г.), Sofia, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (Български хелзинкски комитет) (2015), Human rights in Bulgaria in 2014 (Правата на човека в България през 2014 г.), Sofia, Bulgarian Helsinki CommitteeView full Research
Type of publication
Area/location of interest
Not applicable - national level
Type of Institution
Civil society organisation
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee | Български хелзинкски комитет
Main Thematic Focus
Religious freedom Islamophobia Hate speech
The report is the annual human rights report issued by the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) (Български хелзинкски комитет, БХК). It notes that the religious freedom of Muslims has been subject to numerous violations, including unjustified prosecutions for preaching radical Islam and acts of vandalism against praying homes. The report highlights the reluctance of authorities to investigate the acts of vandalism as religious hate crime. It also points out the anti-Muslim and anti-migrant rhetoric used by some political parties in their campaign for the 2014 parliamentary elections.
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.
Sample details and representativeness
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