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Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria

Criminal Code

Promulgated in State Gazette (SG) issue 56 of 13 July 1991, last amended in SG issue 12 of 6 February 2007
(in Bulgarian only, access date 4 November 2011)

Criminal Procedure Code

Promulgated in SG issue 86 of 28 October 2005, effective 29 April 2006, last amendments SG issue 61 of 9 August 2011
(in Bulgarian only, access date 7 November 2011)

Family Code

Promulgated SG issue 47 of 23 June 2009, effective 1 October 2009, last amendments SG issue 100 of 21 December 2010
(in Bulgarian only, access date 14 November 2011)

Law on Administrative Violations and Sanctions

Promulgated in SG issue 92 of 28 November 1969, last amendments SG issue 77 of 4 October 2011
(in Bulgarian only, access date 8 November 2011)

Law on Assistance and Financial Compensation of Victims of Crime

Promulgated in SG issue 105 of 22 December 2006, effective 1 January 2007, amended SG issue 32 of 27 April 2010
(in Bulgarian only, access date 7 November 2011)

Law on Asylum and Refugees

Promulgated in SG issue 54 of 31 May 2002, effective 1 December 2002, last amendments SG issue 39 of 20 May 2011
(in Bulgarian only, access date 10 November 2011)

Law on Combating Anti-Social Acts of Minors and Underage Persons

Promulgated in SG issue 13 of 14 February 1958, effective 15 March 1958, last amendments SG issue 50 of 2 July 2010
(in Bulgarian only, access date 8 November 2011)

Law on Combating Human Trafficking

Promulgated in SG issue 46 of 20 May 2003, last amendments SG issue 74 of 15 September 2009
(in Bulgarian only, access date 4 November 2011)

Law on Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria

Promulgated in SG issue 153 of 23 December 1998, last amendments SG issue 43 of 7 June 2011
(in Bulgarian only, access date 7 November 2011)

Law on Forfeiture to the State of Assets

Acquired through Criminal Activity, promulgated in SG issue 19 of 1 March 2005, last amendments SG issue 60 of 5 August 2011
(in Bulgarian only, access date 8 November 2011)

Law on the Protection of Children

Promulgated in SG issue 48 of 13 June 2000, last amendments SG issue 51 of 5 July 2011
(in Bulgarian only, access date 7 November 2011)

Regulation on the Shelters for Temporary Placement and Centres for Protection and Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking

Promulgated in SG issue 19 of 9 March 2004
(in Bulgarian only, access date 7 November 2011)

Ethics Code of People Working with Children