It is advisable to look for a good human rights lawyer to represent you before the European Court of Human Rights in case of suspicion that a violation of one of your fundamental human rights has taken place.
These rights are mostly covered by the European Convention on Human Rights, and most often violations of basic human rights are committed in the context of criminal prosecutions. These include violations of the right to liberty and security through unlawful detention by the police, the prosecution or the courts, or through quarantine; the right to a fair trial; the prohibition of torture, often in the form of police violence or deprivation of food and medical care in prisons; the provision of effective remedies, etc.
You also need an experienced human rights lawyer when you are a victim of discrimination and sexual harassment, or when your rights to freedom of expression and assembly are violated (this often happens during protests and demonstrations); also in case of violation of the right to privacy and family life; freedom of movement; the right to property; the right to free elections, etc.
“All men are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights).
Based on this principle, proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria regulates the freedom and equality of Bulgarian citizens. The Protection against Discrimination Act declares the prohibition of direct and indirect discrimination based on sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, human genome, citizenship, origin, religion or belief, education, convictions, political affiliation, personal or social status, disability, age, sexual orientation The Commission for the Protection against Discrimination (CPD) is the independent specialised state body for preventing discrimination, protecting against discrimination and ensuring equality.
In the field of human rights protection, ‚Sylvia Petkova” Lawfirm offers:
Legal representation by a human rights lawyer before the courts in Sofia and the Republic of Bulgaria in claims of persons whose rights in relation to equality of treatment have been violated, including claims for:
‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm has a team of young, ambitious and at the same time experienced specialists, who work in compliance with the principles of trust, loyalty, erudition and individual attention towards each client. We use all legal means to protect the rights and interests of our clients to the fullest extent.
We have extensive experience in successful provision of legal assistance and defending the rights and interests of our clients against institutional arbitrariness, including police arbitrariness, most often carried out by conducting unlawful searches, seizures, successive roadside inspections and imposing unwarranted administrative penalties in violation of legal rules.
‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm is a leading law office, which provides specialized and high-quality legal defense against all types of unlawful imprisonment, including unlawful quarantine. We are among the few specialized law firms in the country that provide comprehensive legal services in the protection of human rights before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Our specialists have worked on many landmark cases of serious public interest, including the unlawful detention of peaceful protesters, the unlawful quarantine of foreign arrivals and claims for monetary compensation for such actions.
Our team has consistently successfully defended the interests of debtors in court and enforcement proceedings, as well as employees in landmark cases involving unlawful dismissals, including during the declared state of emergency. We defend our clients in all other areas of law: family and inheritance law, contract law, commercial law, consumer protection and data protection, etc.