Bulgaria to Have New Penal Code

Society | December 30, 2012, Sunday // 12:55|  views

Justice Minister, Diana Kovacheva, has reiterated that the vote to elect Bulgaria's new Chief Prosecutor has been fair and honest. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Justice Ministry is working on a new Penal Code to be discussed with NGOs and citizens, according to Justice Minister, Diana Kovacheva.

Kovacheva pledged to not submit for consideration with the Council of Ministers a Penal Code that has not been debated by all sides and everyone with an opinion.

She listed as other top priorities for her institution the start of a training program for magistrates who will work in cases involving children and improvement of conditions in Bulgarian prisons.

On the controversial election of Sotir Tsatsarov as the country's new Chief Prosecutor, the Minister underscored that the vote has been fair and honest, without any questions known by the candidates in advance, without easing the procedure for any of them, all while maintaining the secrecy of the vote.

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Tags: penal code, Justice Minister, Diana Kovacheva, vote, Chief Prosecutor, Sotir Tsatsarov, prisons, children, cases, training


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