Judiciary – Bulgaria Anti Corruption Institutional Framework

Specialized Courts:

– Specialized Court for Organized Crime & Corruption – click for more information

The Specialised Criminal Court, which has its seat in Sofia, is equivalent to a provincial court. Its jurisdiction is laid down by law. The criminal offences coming under the jurisdiction of the Specialised Criminal Court – essentially those committed by or for organised criminal groups – are exhaustively listed in Article 411а of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Level of Independence

– Appointment: appointed by majority vote from Supreme Judicial Council

– Removal: Relieved of office by decision of the Supreme Judicial Council.

– Financial Autonomy: budget adopted in standard procedure