Bulgarian Ombudsman's office received the highest UN status "A" as national institution for the protection of human rights. The status obtained means that the Ombudsman works in full compliance with the requirements of the UN Principles of Paris. Through it, the institution rceives the opportunity to participate and express its position in the meetings of all UN human rights committees as well as in the Human Rights Council.
Maya Manolova, national Ombudsman: This of course enhances the good reputation of the institution on international and national level. This gives more weight to our recommendations because they are given by an institution that meets the highest standards. This will also make our work more effective in protecting human rights.