The CPD was established in 2005 by a special Act – the Protection against Discrimination Act (PaDA), adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Commission consists of 9 members – the National Assembly appoints five members, including the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Commission and the President of the Republic of Bulgaria appoints 4 members.
The mandate of the members of the Commission is five years
In the election or appointment of the Commission members, the principles of balanced participation of women and men and of participation of persons belonging to ethnic minorities is respected
The CPD is accredited as a National human rights institution with status “B” by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.
The Commission also acts as a national contact point on hate crimes with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In this capacity, the Commission annually collects data on hate crimes as instructed by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).
Defending own legally binding decision before the courts
|Employment||Gender, Sexual Orientation, Race and Ethnic Origin, Religion or Belief, Age, Disability, Other Grounds|
|Education||Gender, Sexual Orientation, Race and Ethnic Origin, Religion or Belief, Age, Disability, Other Grounds|
|Housing||Race and Ethnic Origin|
|Social Protection & Healthcare|
|Goods and Services||Gender, Sexual Orientation, Race and Ethnic Origin, Religion or Belief, Age, Disability, Other Grounds|
Nationality; human genome; origin; citizenship; convictions; political affiliations; personal or property status; marital status;
Standalone dedicated national equality body
|Number of cases handled||474||368||300||721||920||576|
|Number of inquiries||16||39||78||107||173||162|
|Number of litigation cases|
Single headed equality body (led by director or ombudsman/commissioner)
National Parliament, National Audit Institution
|Number of staff members working on equality|
|Operating budget in euros [ACTUAL]||1077290||1197450||1469450||1306350||1553300||1175970|
|Operating budget in euros [ALLOCATED]||1069620||1047130||1278230||1314020||1423440||1518640|
|Operating budget in euros for the parts of the organisation dealing with equality issues (all types of functions) [ACTUAL]|
|Operating budget in euros for the parts of the organisation dealing with equality issues (all types of functions) [ALLOCATED]|