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Going to conferences may actually be fun!

Do you know that the longest investigation and trial period of a criminal case in Bulgaria have lasted for 24 years? No, it wasn’t a highly complicated drug dealing or human trafficking case. Merely some car thefts. Oh, and there is another one, which has been going on for 20 years. Still not closed. Such interesting details about obvious violations of human rights in Bulgarian legal procedures were announced on the Conference organized by Bulgarian National Institute of Justice in cooperation with Norway Grants on the 24 th -26 th of March. This intensive three days seminar had a very scientific title: “Increasing the capacity of judiciary and training on the European Convention for the protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms at the National Institute of Justice.” Put in simple terms – the three days conference included an exhaustive analysis of Bulgarian legal system and its deficiencies when it comes to protecting human rights. It mostly focused on how does Bu