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Bulgaria: Information on the functioning of the military court and on due process during a court martial, including the constitution/selection of the tribunal, the ranks of the judges, on whether the accused is represented by counsel and, if so, on whether counsel is assigned or whether the accused can choose his/her counsel, and on whether there is a right of appeal to a higher level of military court or to a civilian court

Publisher Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 March 1995
Citation / Document Symbol BGR20136.E
Cite as Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Bulgaria: Information on the functioning of the military court and on due process during a court martial, including the constitution/selection of the tribunal, the ranks of the judges, on whether the accused is represented by counsel and, if so, on whether counsel is assigned or whether the accused can choose his/her counsel, and on whether there is a right of appeal to a higher level of military court or to a civilian court, 1 March 1995, BGR20136.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abca4.html [accessed 24 April 2014]
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Information on the above-mentioned subject could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find attached the list of sources consulted in researching this information request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. 1991-1994.

Amnesty International. Concerns in Europe. 1991-1994.

Amnesty International country file (Bulgaria)

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe [Washington, DC]. Human Rights and Democratization in Bulgaria. 1993.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. 1994, 1995.

Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Reports for 1993.

Human Rights Watch Report. 1994, 1995.

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF), [Vienna]. Newsletter: Promoting Human Rights and Civil Society. 1994.

News from Helsinki Watch. Monthly.

FBIS Reports. 1989-December 1994.

RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. 1992-1994.

United Nations. General Assembly. 1993-1994. (Country specific reports)

United Nations. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Committee Against Torture. 1990-1994. (Country specific reports)

United Nations. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Human Rights Committee. 1993-1994. (Country specific reports)

On-line searches.

Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre in Ottawa.

Oral sources.

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