Bulgaria Bulgaria


A/HRC/30/10 (UPR, 2015) UN, General Assembly, Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, Bulgaria

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Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

UN body


UN UPR | United Nations Universal Periodic Review

Main Thematic Focus

Hate crime Discrimination Hate speech Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

Relevant points from the UN UPR fpr Bulgaria (2015):
86. Germany remained concerned about persisting discrepancies between the law on paper and the reality and about issues regarding the integration of refugees. Prevention and investigation of hate crimes by the authorities was inadequate. Germany made recommendations.
123.65 Strengthen the fight against racism, xenophobia and hate speech (Angola);

123.68 Strengthen the measures aimed at fighting discriminatory acts and hate speech against certain minority groups by focusing on prevention and follow-up to these acts (Côte d’Ivoire);

123.69 Give a strong response to hate speech, including in offline and online media, as well as systematically denounce expression of intolerance by opinion leaders in the country (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia);

123.70 Strengthen the measures to fight hate speech, targeting of persons on the ground of their ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation, particularly Roma, Muslim and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons, as well as asylum seekers and migrants (France);

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