Bulgaria’s Justice Ministry proposes criminal law changes to fight terrorism

The Bulgarian Ministry of Justice published on March 10 proposed amendments to the Penal Code with the main aim of fighting terrorism.

This follows a February 27 decision by Bulgaria’s cabinet to update legislation to protect against terrorism, especially in the light of a 2014 UN Security Council resolution on combating issues such as “foreign fighters”, people who travel to Middle East conflict zones to join terrorist groups there.

The Ministry of Justice said that it had prepared the draft as swiftly as possible after forming a working group including prosecutors from the Supreme Cassation Prosecution, judges from the Sofia City Court and members of the Supreme Judicial Council.

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