The Minister of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Tsetska Tsatcheva, was a special guest at the International Conference on “The European Case Law Identifier (ECLI) and the introduction of open standards for legal documents in Europe” held in Sofia on 24 April. The conference was part of the ECLI-BG project and was organised by the project partners Apis Europe AD and The Union of Bulgarian Jurists. Over 130 lawyers and IT specialists from the country and abroad took part in the forum.

“For every legal practitioner, knowledge on the substance and application of European Union law cannot be solely acquired from EU legal sources”, said Minister Tsatcheva in her speech at the opening of the conference. – “We must undoubtedly have access to case law of national courts. However, the search for and knowledge of the judgments of other Member States is seriously hampered by the differences in national standards across countries, and there are still a lot of differences in the rules for referring to case-law in the technical fields describing the characteristics of a judgment. Thanks to the European Case Law Identifier (ECLI), finding relevant case law has greatly facilitated and shortened the time to find it.”

Minister Tsatcheva wished successful implementation of the project and highly appreciated the support provided by the Supreme Judicial Council for its realisation.

Welcome speech on behalf of the Supreme Judicial Council delivered the Representative member of the SJC Boyan Magdalintchev.

The work of the forum was presented in two online publications of the FOCUS News Agency:

The presentations presented by lecturers during the conference are published in section “Documents“.