You have the right to complain if you think that any of your rights were violated during your arrest period.  You should first complain locally – to the Bulgarian authorities and courts. International and European institutions will not accept your claim if you have not tried to complain to local institutions first. You can only go to the international and European institutions if you think that the violation of your rights has not been remedied by the Bulgarian institutions.

About this section

This section of the Guide will explain how you can complain to the Bulgarian institutions and courts and for what reasons. 

You can read about international and European complaint procedures in the section Human rights institutions

Human Rights Guide

A European platform for human rights education