Bulgaria has systematic problem with lawsuits' duration

Bulgaria has systematic problem with lawsuits' duration

The Bulgarian judiciary system has a serious and systematic problem with the duration of court procedures, the European Court of Human Rights /ECHR/ in Strasbourg concluded. Some 700 cases of Bulgarian citizens have entered the court.

This number caused the conclusion of the judges at the court that the problem with the continuance of lawsuits in Bulgaria is a systematic one. They grant 12 months to this country for the implementation of correcting mechanisms, along with compensation measures for those who suffer from trials' duration.

ECHR judges have taken into consideration the governmental position that legislative amendments have been made, regarding the trials' run. However, they also claim that they haven't received any statistical data on the average duration period of a single lawsuit. The judges think that Bulgaria still doesn't have an effective compensation mechanism. /Source: BNR/

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