This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Local and international human rights groups operate freely,
investigating and publishing their findings on human rights cases. At
the initiative of several groups concerned with children's rights, the
Government conducted a dialog with them on its compliance with the
Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Government was particularly
cooperative in allowing an NGO committee to survey prison conditions.
However, the Government is otherwise often reluctant to provide
information or active cooperation.