In 2018 and 2019, Youth LGBTI Organization Deystvie filed dozens of cases related to LGBTI matters. These included applications for international protection; cases for discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity; cases regarding the right to reside in Bulgaria of a partner in a same-sex couple; applications for citizenship for a spouse in a same-sex couple; status of children born in a same-sex family; claims for international parental child abduction in same-sex families; bodily injury caused to LGBTI persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. We have submitted applications to the European Court of Human Rights as well as complaints for breaches of EU law.
In 2020, LGBT Organization Deystvie devoted itself to finding more members among our lawyer colleagues. The goal is to create a community of lawyers from around the country who we can trust will treat LGBTI people with respect and professionalism. For that purpose, Deystvie launches a series of trainings for attorneys, junior attorneys, lawyers and fourth- and fifth-year students in the Faculty of Law in four main areas:
Module 2 | 14-15th of March
Family law issues related to LGBTI people – the training will be conducted by the teachers from St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University Assoc. Prof. LL.D Hristo Hristev and Assoc. Prof. Boryana Museva.
Module 3 | 4-5th of April
Discrimination and applications to the ECtHR – conducted by Att. Mihail Ekimdziev, Att. Katina Boneva and Att. D. Lyubenova
Module 4 | 29-31st of May
Hate crimes, applications to the ECtHR and references for a preliminary ruling – conducted by Att. Mihail Ekimdziev, Att. Katina Boneva and Assoc. Prof. LL.D Hristo Hristev.
There is an entry fee of 50 BGN for every workshop. We accept fifth-year students from the Faculty of Law free of charge.