Commission for Protection against Discrimination
КОМИСИЯ за защита от дискриминация
Dep. “Analysis, Prevention and International Cooperation” – (+359) 2 807 30 38 / (+359) 2 807 30 70
Prof. Dr. Ana Dzhumalieva
The CPD was established in 2005 by a special Act - the Protection against Discrimination Act (PaDA), adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Commission consists of 9 members - the National Assembly appoints five members, including the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Commission and the President of the Republic of Bulgaria appoints 4 members.
The mandate of the members of the Commission is five years
In the election or appointment of the Commission members, the principles of balanced participation of women and men and of participation of persons belonging to ethnic minorities is respected
The CPD is accredited as a National human rights institution with status "B" by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.
The Commission also acts as a national contact point on hate crimes with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In this capacity, the Commission annually collects data on hate crimes as instructed by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
|Activities aimed at supporting vulnerable groups (e.g. through trainings)||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Activities aimed at supporting duty bearers such as employers and service providers (e.g. through trainings, guidance material, practical support, etc.)||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Communication activities (e.g. awareness raising campaigns)||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Recommendations on discrimination issues||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Publications and reports||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Research projects (including surveys)||no||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Number of inquiries handled per year (all contact even if not resulting in a formal complaint)||no data||no data||7531||8218||8210||6126|
|Number of cases handled per year (case files opened and processed according to your procedures)||268||362||336||454||452||474|
|Number of media appearances per year (major newspapers/magazines/websites/blogs, TV + radio channels) - does not include social media||no data||70||129||50||54||67|
The Commission for Protection against Discrimination is a permanent collegial body of 9 members, including the Chair and Deputy Chair. The Commission members are assisted by an administration which is divided into directorates, and the directorates are divided into departments.
The Commission for Protection against Discrimination is assisted by an administration which comprises of: Secretary General; General Administration; Specialized Administration; Financial Controller and Information Security Officer. The General Administration is divided into Directorate “Administrative and legal services”, and Directorate “Financial and Economic Activities and Property Management”. The Specialized Administration is divided into Directorate "Specialized proceedings, analysis and prevention" and Directorate "Regional representatives".
The National Assembly appoints five of the Commission members, including the Chair and Deputy Chair and the President of the Republic of Bulgaria appoints four members. Their mandate is five years.
|GroundsFields||Employment||Education||Housing||Social Protection & Healthcare||Goods & Services||Other|
|Race and Ethnic Origin||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Religion & Belief||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|