Official Reports

More information about Bulgaria is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below:

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S. Congress. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Full text of the 2018 report (released on March 14, 2019)
Section related to Bulgaria

Country Reports on Terrorism

This report is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656(f) (the “Act”), which requires the Department of State to provide Congress with a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the criteria of Section (a)(1) and (2) of the Act. (Previously Patterns of Global Terrorism)

International Narcotics Control Strategy Reports

The Department of State’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) — due to Congress March 1st annually — is prepared in accordance with §489 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the “FAA,” 22 U.S.C. §2291). The INCSR is the United States Government’s country-by-country two volume report that describes the efforts to attack all aspects of the international drug trade, chemical control, money laundering and financial crimes.

2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)

International Religious Freedom Reportfor 2017

The report describes the status of religious freedom in each foreign country, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.

Trafficking in Persons Report 2018

The Secretary of State submits the annual “Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report” to Congress. This report covers “severe forms of trafficking in persons” defined as:“(a) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (b) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.”