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Radosveta Vassileva
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legal scholar and activist committed to the rule of law
legal scholar and activist committed to the rule of law

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#eu2018bg The shameful Russian practice of criminal corporate raiding has been exported to the EU – namely to Bulgaria, which is currently presiding the Council of the EU. Not only #Bulgaria is the most #corrupt EU member according to Transparency International, but also the Council of Europe has repeatedly warned that the #RuleOfLaw in the country is compromised:

radosvetavassileva.blog/2018/03/28/criminal-corporate-raiding-in-bulgaria/

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My latest article in which I showcase how the debate on same-sex marriage in #Bulgaria and #Romania was used to deviate attention from the failed fight against #corruption!

#RuleOfLaw #HumanRights #LGBTI #WomensRights

http://neweasterneurope.eu/2018/10/31/sex-marriage-corruption-bulgaria-romania/

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On 17 September 2018, in Bucharest, the General Assembly of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) voted to suspend the membership of the Polish National Judicial Council (KRS) due to growing fears of lack of judicial independence in Poland. It was reported that 100 representatives voted for suspension, 6 were against (the Polish delegation), and 9 abstained. The Bulgarian delegation was among the abstainees, so Western commentators may wonder what the motivation for this position was.

My latest analysis for the #Verfassungsblog:

https://verfassungsblog.de/the-polish-judicial-council-v-the-bulgarian-judicial-council-can-you-spot-the-difference/

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Can we explain Manfred #Weber's dual standards on the #ruleoflaw? Why is he silent on the rampant corruption and the arbitrariness by the executive in #Bulgaria?

#RuleOfLaw #EU #Bulgaria #Hungary #Corruption

radosvetavassileva.blog/2018/09/21/manfred-weber/

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Do you know there is a Bulgarian application under the US #Magnitsky Act, which sanctions corrupt foreign officials implicated in human rights abuses? You can learn more and/or support my petition here: https://www.change.org/p/civil-society-justice-for-tzvetan-vassilev-stop-the-violent-abuse-of-human-rights-in-bulgaria-now

#RuleOfLaw #HumanRights #Corruption #Abuse #Bulgaria #EU

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1 in 3 detainees in #Bulgaria is subjected to physical abuse, which can amount #torture. The country has lost more than 80 cases before the #ECtHR for violations of Article 3 of the #ECHR (inhuman and degrading treatment). My latest article on the lack of prisoners'/detainees' rights in the #EU for the #Verfassungsblog:

https://verfassungsblog.de/on-the-fragility-of-detainees-and-prisoners-rights-in-the-eu/

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Why do #EU politicians avoid discussing the rampant #corruption and the lack of #RuleOfLaw in #Bulgaria?

Here is my latest article based on a #survey among engaged citizens:

https://radosvetavassileva.blog/2018/09/05/dissecting-the-silence/

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What does the lack of #RuleOfLaw look like on a chart?

Here are 10 charts to illustrate what went wrong in #Bulgaria:

#Corruption #HumanRights #CapturedState

radosvetavassileva.blog/2018/08/25/bulgarias-rule-of-law-in-10-graphs/
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