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Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Justice Minister Dragomir Yordanov

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Bulgaria: Who Is Who: Bulgaria's Caretaker Justice Minister Dragomir Yordanov Dragomir Yordanov. Photo by the Bulgarian President's press office

Dragomir Yordanov was announced as Bulgaria's caretaker Justice Minister by President Rosen Plevneliev on Tuesday.

Dragomir Yordanov is born on September 28th, 1967 in Sofia. He is a graduate of the Sofia French Language School and Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski with a Master in Law. Until 1999 his professional career has passed through the Sofia City Court (as a junior judge) and Sofia Regional Court (as a criminal judge). Mr.Yordanov is among the founders of the Magistrates' Training Center, the predecessor of NIJ and served there as an Executive Director. In 2011, he headed the National Institute of Justice, following the period between 2004 and 2011 when he served as a Deputy Director/ Programme Director of the organisation.

Yordanov has specialized in the University of Kentucky and the National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA; The National Judicial College of the USA, Reno, Nevada and Judicial Education Center, Arizona; the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France; L'Ecole National de la Magistrature, Paris, France;

Betwenn 2009 and 2010 he served as a criminal judge in Kosovo, as a participant in the European Union Rule of Law Mission (EULEX Kosovo) and for the indicated period he is on leave from the NIJ.

Yordanov speaks  English, French and Russian.

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Chushki - 13 Mar 2013 // 11:29:34

It would be interesting to find out if during his time in the Sofia courts whether Mr Yordanov ever convicted and sentenced any figures from organized crime/oligarch/politics, although I think we already know the answer.....

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