Institute of Conflict Resolution

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Nationality: Bulgarian

Educational background:

Sofia University, Faculty of Law, 1987, M.Sc.

Post-graduate student in Criminology, Sofia University, 1988-1991

Specialization in Documents  Expert Investigation, Sofia, Institute of Criminology,  1991-1992

Specialization “The Development of Parliamentary Institutions in Eastern Europe”- United States Congress, Washington, 1993

Ph.D. in Law- 1993

Traineeship in the Directorate of Human Rights at the Council of Europe, Strasbourg,  1994

Courses in the Law of European Integration, the Legal Foundations of Market Economies and the Protection of Human Rights in Europe, European University Institute, Florence, 1994

Summer School in English Legal Methods, University of Cambridge, 1995

Courses in European Integration, Civil  Service College, London, 1995

Summer University on Minority Rights, Central European University, Budapest, 1996

Summer Academy, European Forum -Alpbach, Austria, 1997

International Civilian Peace-keeping and Peace-building Training Program-Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolutions-Stadtschlaining, Austria, 1997

Summer Academy on Conflict Resolution – Stadtschlaining, Austria, 1999

Study visit to HEUNI-The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations, Helsinki, 2000  

Specialization on Conflict  Resolution,  Columbia  University- New York, 2003

Present position:

Associate Professor on Criminal Procedure Law  and  Human Rights,   Faculty of Law and History, South-Western University – Blagoevgrad

Associate Professor on Mediation  in  Penal Matters, New Bulgarian University -  Sofia

Previous experience:

Member of  the Council of Legislation,  Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria, 1995-1997

Expert  at  the Human Rights Committee,  National Assembly  of  the  Republic  of Bulgaria, 1992-1994

Judge-assistant at Stara Zagora District Court -1987-1988

Activities in  civic, public or international affairs:

Chair of the Institute for Conflict Resolution

Member of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice,  Conflict Resolution Center International & Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

International Supervisor, OSCE Missions to Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1998 and  to Kosovo, 2001

Expert  at the Council of Europe Committee  on mediation  in penal matters- 1995-1997

Permanent Secretary of Bulgaria-EU Sub-Committee on Approximation of Bulgarian Legislation to  the EC Law- 1996-1997

Legal expert at NGOs in  Crime Prevention and Human Rights field



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