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Business law in Bulgaria

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
Broadly speaking, Judiciary is independent in Bulgaria; though the human rights groups claim that the judicial system suffers from problems like perceived unwillingness to prosecute crimes against ethnic minorities; charges that the government denies.
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
The judicial system in the country broadly guarantees a fair trial to a foreign national.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language in the country is Bulgarian.
Recourse to an Interpreter
Having an interpreter is always possible.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the constitution adopted in July 1991; having civil and the criminal laws based on Roman law. Bulgaria accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction.
Checking National Laws Online
Lex: database on Bulgarian law (in Bulgarian only)

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