PERSONS WITHOUT CITIZENSHIP IN BULGARIA
Over the years, FAR has provided legal assistance to a number of stateless persons.
They are far from having equal opportunities with the refugees in Bulgaria.
They are at increased risk of arbitrary immigration detention and placed in a legal vacuum – without access to basic human rights due to omissions in the law.
At FAR we realize how important it is to work towards popularizing this topic. That's why we created two videos with the stories of two stateless persons from the former USSR and Yugoslavia who have been living in Bulgaria for decades.
Check out the short introduction to the first story in the video. In partnership with the European Network on Statelessness, FAR updated the section for Bulgaria in the Statelessness Index https://index.statelessness.eu/country/bulgaria?language=en , where you will easily find information about our national legal framework and policy on the subject and compare them with those of other countries included in the Index.
With the support of UNHCR Bulgaria, in 2022 we also created an information brochure about the procedure for stateless person status, which you can download from this link - https://refugeelight.bg/en/articles/procedura-za-predostavyane-na-statu…;