Disciplinary proceedings against Bulgarian judge Miroslava Todorova: implications for judicial independence

In a report published today, Judges for Judges and the ICJ analyze disciplinary proceedings against Bulgarian Judge Miroslava Todorova in relation to international standards on judicial independence and accountability. On 12 July 2012, the Supreme Judicial Council of Bulgaria dismissed Judge Miroslava Todorova, at that time a judge of the Sofia City Court and Chairperson … Continue reading Disciplinary proceedings against Bulgarian judge Miroslava Todorova: implications for judicial independence

Update about the hearing of Judge Miroslava Todorova

As promised an update about the hearing of colleague Miroslava Todorova before the Supreme Adminstrative Council (SAC) in Sofia. Judges for Judges attended the hearing last Thursday, together with obervers from ICJ and MEDEL. The president of the five members’ panel welcomed the observers and their interpreter explicitly. Todorova was not present herself. The date … Continue reading Update about the hearing of Judge Miroslava Todorova

Judges for Judges observes hearing Judge Miroslava Todorova

Since July 2012 Judges for Judges has been following the disciplinary proceedings against our Bulgarian colleague Judge Miroslava Todorova. In short: Todorova served many years as an outstanding judge in the criminal section of the Sofia City Court and as the leader of the Bulgarian Judges’ Association. In that last capacity, in 2009-2012, she was … Continue reading Judges for Judges observes hearing Judge Miroslava Todorova

Bulgaria: concerns remain about Todorova case | CIJL

The ICJ remains concerned that the treatment of Bulgarian Judge Miroslava Todorova fails to accord with international standards on independence of the judiciary. On 27 March 2014, the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) of Bulgaria reduced the disciplinary penalty imposed on her from dismissal, to demotion for a period of two years. In imposing the new … Continue reading Bulgaria: concerns remain about Todorova case | CIJL

Ontwikkeling in ontslagzaak Bulgaarse collegarechter Miroslava Todorova

Nadat de Supreme Administrative Council (SAC) te Sofia, Bulgarije, op 16 juli 2013 uitspraak had gedaan in hoogste instantie in de ontslagzaak van collegarechter Miroslava Todorova en had besloten dat de ontslagbeslissing disproportioneel was (zie ons bericht d.d. 17 juli 2013), werd de zaak terugverwezen naar de Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) voor het nemen van een nieuwe … Continue reading Ontwikkeling in ontslagzaak Bulgaarse collegarechter Miroslava Todorova

Ontslag Bulgaarse rechter Miroslava Todorova disproportioneel

In vervolg op het bericht van 22 mei 2013 op deze site: Gister heeft het panel van vijf leden van de Supreme Administrative Council (SAC) te Sofia, Bulgarije, uitspraak gedaan in hoogste instantie in de ontslagzaak van collegarechter Miroslava Todorova. Het ontslag is van de baan! De Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) had Todorova op 12 … Continue reading Ontslag Bulgaarse rechter Miroslava Todorova disproportioneel

Trial observation dismissal Bulgarian Judge Todorova

On May 16 2013 Judges for Judges – in cooperation with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés (MEDEL) – attended the hearing before the Supreme Administrative Council (SAC) in Sofia in the dismissal case of Judge Miroslava Todorova. Todorova served many years as an outstanding criminal … Continue reading Trial observation dismissal Bulgarian Judge Todorova

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Judges for Judges and ICJ observe appeal against dismissal of a judge in Bulgaria | CIJL-ICJ

On 16 May, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Rechters voor Rechters (Judges for Judges) observed an appeal hearing at the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) in a case against the dismissal of Miroslava Todorova, a Judge who had been serving on the Sofia City Court. Judge Todorova is known for critical commentary on the … Continue reading Judges for Judges and ICJ observe appeal against dismissal of a judge in Bulgaria | CIJL-ICJ