Bulgarian Parliament Should Reject Draft NGO Law as Contradicting the State's OSCE Commitments, International Human Rights Obligations and the EU Norms

We, members of the international Civic Solidarity Platform, express our strongest concern about a restrictive draft NGO law, currently being debated in the Bulgarian Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, and urge MPs to reject it as violating Bulgaria’s obligations under international and European law. As a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations, and a participating State of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Bulgaria should not restrict civil society space. Instead, it should ensure safe and enabling environment for civil society as a prerequisite for a democratic state. 

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