Country Bulgaria
Year 2015
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The scope of persons entitled to file an application for issue of protection order against domestic violence was extended. This may be completed by persons who are 14 years of age or younger or persons under limited judicial disability, the guardians of the victim, and the director of the Social Assistance directorate where the victim is a minor, is under judicial disability or is disabled.

The Protection against Domestic Violence Act was amended in 2015 in order to implement the provisions of regulation (EU) No 606/2013 of 12 June 2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters.

Source of Information

The Government of Bulgaria, National Review on the Beijing +20, para. 88

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