Tomorrow, at 14:00 pm, Human Rights Center will present the report “Trial Monitoring of the Cases on the Convicted, Defendant and Victim Women”.
The report was prepared in the frame of the project “Trial Monitoring for Women” which is implemented by Human Rights Center with financial assistance of the Bulgarian Development Aid.
The project aimed to promote transparency of court hearings into the drug-related criminal cases against convicted, defendant and victim women and to increase accountability of the judiciary and prosecution bodies.
The monitoring report reveals the main tendencies and challenges, which were observed in the course of trial monitoring and analyzes judgments over criminal cases, which went in force.
More precisely, the Report presents:
analysis of the statistic information about the violent crimes received from different state institutions;
in the cases of domestic violence and violence against women, information about the preventive measures for neutralization of domestic conflicts and for safety of victims as well as imposed punishments in guilty judgments;
positions of the victims in violent crimes and other significant statistic information about defendenants and victim persons in violent cases;’
information about the attempt to prolong court hearings from the side of prosecution and approach of judges towards violent crimes;
analysis of miscarriages in the investigation process of drug-related crimes, insufficient evidence, plea-agreements in majority of cases and guilty judgments,
information about other significant tendencies and problems.
The report offers recommendations to different state institutions, legislative and judiciary authorities.