Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
The Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria was adopted in 1991 by the Seventh Great National Assembly. Equal rights and the principle of non-discrimination are enshrined in the Constitution (Fundamental principles, Article 6: (1) All persons are born free and equal in dignity and rights.(2) All citizens shall be equal before the law. There shall be no privileges or restriction of rights on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic self-identity, sex, origin, religion, education, opinion, political affiliation, personal or social status or property status.). However, the Constitution does not explicitly provide specific regulations for gender equality.
Articles 46 and 47 of the Chapter on Fundamental Rights and Freedoms settle family relations and parenthood based on equal rights and obligations (Article 46 (2) Spouses shall have equal rights and obligations in matrimony and the family; Article 47 (1) The raising and upbringing of children until they come of legal age shall be a right and obligation of their parents and shall be assisted by the state; (2) Mothers shall be the object of special protection on the part of the state and shall be guaranteed prenatal and postnatal leave, free obstetric care, alleviated working conditions and other social assistance.
Last update: 22.02.2007