European Case Law Identifier (ECLI)

Bulgaria

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National ECLI coordinator

The national ECLI coordinator is:

Supreme Judicial Council (SJC)
Ul. Ekzarh Yosif 12,
Sofia 1000,
Bulgaria

Web: http://www.vss.justice.bg/vss@vss.justice.bg

Country code

The country code for Bulgaria is: BG

Creation of a national ECLI

An ECLI is generated for each court decision that is published on the central web-based interface for case law (https://legalacts.justice.bg/). The portal is maintained by the Bulgarian ECLI coordinator, the Supreme Judicial Council. The ECLI syntax is specified in Chapter Seven of Regulation No 4 of 16 March 2017 on keeping, storing and accessing the register of court documents.

The ECLI consists of the following components:

The abbreviation ‘ECLI’

The country code ‘BG’

The court code, consisting of two parts:

  • The type of court (2 capital letters):
    • ‘CC’ designates the Constitutional Court
    • ‘SC’ designates the Supreme Court of Cassation
    • ‘SA’ designates the Supreme Administrative Court
    • ‘PA’ designates the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal
    • ‘PC’ designates the Specialised Criminal Court
    • ‘MA’ designates the Military Court of Appeal
    • ‘MC’ designates Military Courts
    • ‘AP’ designates Courts of Appeal
    • ‘AD’ designates Administrative Courts
    • ‘DC’ designates Provincial Courts
    • ‘RC’ designates District Courts
  • Numerical court code (3 digits):
    • ‘000’ is the number of the Constitutional Court
    • ‘001’ is the number of the Supreme Court of Cassation
    • ‘002’ is the number of the Supreme Administrative Court
    • The codes of all other courts are set out in Annex 9 to the Rules on Administration in Courts[1]
  • Examples:
    • ‘CC000’ is the code of the Constitutional Court
    • ‘SC001’ is the code of the Supreme Court of Cassation
    • ‘SA002’ is the code of the Supreme Administrative Court
    • ‘AP500’ is the code of the Plovdiv Court of Appeal
    • ‘DC530’ is the code of the Plovdiv Provincial Court
    • ‘RC533’ is the code of the Plovdiv District Court
  • Table 1 below lists the codes of all courts used in the third component of the ECLI.

Year of the court decision in the ‘YYYY’ format

Number of the court decision, consisting of four sub-components, the last of which is separated from the first three by a dot.

  • 4 digits indicating the year of the case
  • 2 digits indicating the code of the case type. These codes are specified in Article 80(2) of the Rules on Administration in Courts – see Table 2 below
  • 5-digit number of the case for the relevant year
  • 3-digit number of the court decision in the specific case

Example of an ECLI of a Bulgarian court decision

ECLI:BG:DC530:2017:20160100630.001

BG = Bulgaria

DC530 = Plovdiv Provincial Court

2017 = Year of court decision

20160100630.001 = First decision of the Plovdiv Provincial Court in a first-instance civil case with number 630 of 2016.

Related links

https://legalacts.justice.bg/ – Central web-based interface for the publication of case law

http://www.vks.bg/ – website of the Supreme Court of Cassation

http://www.sac.government.bg/ – website of the Supreme Administrative Court

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1 Court codes ‘000’, ‘001’ and ‘002’ are not included in Annex No 9 to the Rules on Administration in Courts, as the rules do not concern the administration of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court.

Table 1 – Court codes

Code

Court

CC000

Constitutional Court

SC001

Supreme Court of Cassation

SA002

Supreme Administrative Court

AP100

Sofia Court of Appeal

PA101

Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal

PC105

Specialised Criminal Court

DC110

Sofia City Court

RC111

Sofia District Court

DC120

Blagoevgrad Provincial Court

RC121

Blagoevgrad District Court

RC122

Gotse Delchev District Court

RC123

Petrich District Court

RC124

Razlog District Court

RC125

Sandanski District Court

DC130

Vidin Provincial Court

RC131

Belogradchik District Court

RC132

Vidin District Court

RC133

Kula District Court

DC140

Vratsa Provincial Court

RC141

Byala Slatina District Court

RC142

Vratsa District Court

RC143

Knezha District Court

RC144

Kozloduy District Court

RC145

Mezdra District Court

RC146

Oryahovo District Court

DC150

Kyustendil Provincial Court

RC151

Dupnitsa District Court

RC152

Kyustendil District Court

DC160

Montana Provincial Court

RC161

Berkovitsa District Court

RC162

Lom District Court

RC163

Montana District Court

DC170

Pernik Provincial Court

RC171

Breznik District Court

RC172

Pernik District Court

RC173

Radomir District Court

RC174

Tran District Court

DC180

Sofia Provincial Court

RC181

Botevgrad District Court

RC182

Elin Pelin District Court

RC183

Etropole District Court

RC184

Ihtiman District Court

RC185

Kostinbrod District Court

RC186

Pirdop District Court

RC187

Samokov District Court

RC188

Svoge District Court

RC189

Slivnitsa District Court

AP200

Burgas Court of Appeal

DC210

Burgas Provincial Court

RC211

Aytos District Court

RC212

Burgas District Court

RC213

Karnobat District Court

RC214

Malko Tarnovo District Court

RC215

Nesebar District Court

RC216

Pomorie District Court

RC217

Sredets District Court

RC218

Tsarevo District Court

DC220

Sliven Provincial Court

RC221

Kotel District Court

RC222

Nova Zagora District Court

RC223

Sliven District Court

DC230

Yambol Provincial Court

RC231

Elhovo District Court

RC232

Topolovgrad District Court

RC233

Yambol District Court

AP300

Varna Court of Appeal

DC310

Varna Provincial Court

RC311

Varna District Court

RC312

Devnya District Court

RC313

Provadiya District Court

DC320

Dobrich Provincial Court

RC321

Balchik District Court

RC322

General Toshevo District Court

RC323

Dobrich District Court

RC324

Kavarna District Court

RC325

Tervel District Court

DC330

Razgrad Provincial Court

RC331

Isperih District Court

RC332

Kubrat District Court

RC333

Razgrad District Court

DC340

Silistra Provincial Court

RC341

Dulovo District Court

RC342

Silistra District Court

RC343

Tutrakan District Court

DC350

Targovishte Provincial Court

RC351

Omurtag District Court

RC352

Popovo District Court

RC353

Targovishte District Court

DC360

Shumen Provincial Court

RC361

Veliki Preslav District Court

RC362

Novi Pazar District Court

RC363

Shumen District Court

AP400

Veliko Tarnovo Court of Appeal

DC410

Veliko Tarnovo Provincial Court

RC411

Veliko Tarnovo District Court

RC412

Gorna Oryahovitsa District Court

RC413

Elena District Court

RC414

Pavlikeni District Court

RC415

Svishtov District Court

DC420

Gabrovo Provincial Court

RC421

Gabrovo District Court

RC422

Dryanovo District Court

RC423

Sevlievo District Court

RC424

Tryavna District Court

DC430

Lovech Provincial Court

RC431

Lovech District Court

RC432

Lukovit District Court

RC433

Teteven District Court

RC434

Troyan District Court

DC440

Pleven Provincial Court

RC441

Levski District Court

RC442

Nikopol District Court

RC443

Pleven District Court

RC444

Cherven Bryag District Court

DC450

Ruse Provincial Court

RC451

Byala District Court

RC452

Ruse District Court

AP500

Plovdiv Court of Appeal

DC510

Kardzhali Provincial Court

RC511

Ardino District Court

RC513

Krumovgrad District Court

RC514

Kardzhali District Court

RC515

Momchilgrad District Court

DC520

Pazardzhik Provincial Court

RC521

Velingrad District Court

RC522

Pazardzhik District Court

RC523

Panagyurishte District Court

RC524

Peshtera District Court

DC530

Plovdiv Provincial Court

RC531

Asenovrag District Court

RC532

Karlovo District Court

RC533

Plovdiv District Court

RC534

Parvomay District Court

DC540

Smolyan Provincial Court

RC541

Devin District Court

RC542

Zlatograd District Court

RC543

Madan District Court

RC544

Smolyan District Court

RC545

Chepelare District Court

DC550

Stara Zagora Provincial Court

RC551

Kazanlak District Court

RC552

Radnevo District Court

RC553

Stara Zagora District Court

RC554

Chirpan District Court

RC555

Galabovo District Court

DC560

Haskovo Provinicial Court

RC561

Dimitrovgrad District Court

RC562

Svilengrad District Court

RC563

Harmanli District Court

RC564

Haskovo District Court

RC565

Ivaylovgrad District Court

MA600

Military Court of Appeal

MC610

Sofia Military Court

MC620

Plovdiv Military Court

MC630

Varna Military Court (closed)*

MC640

Pleven Military Court (closed)*

MC650

Sliven Military Court

AD701

Sofia City Administrative Court

AD702

Sofia Province Administrative Court

AD703

Blagoevgrad Administrative Court

AD704

Burgas Administrative Court

AD705

Varna Administrative Court

AD706

Veliko Tarnovo Administrative Court

AD707

Vidin Administrative Court

AD708

Vratsa Administrative Court

AD709

Gabrovo Administrative Court

AD710

Dobrich Administrative Court

AD711

Kyustendil Administrative Court

AD712

Kardzhali Administrative Court

AD713

Lovech Administrative Court

AD714

Montana Administrative Court

AD715

Pazardzhik Administrative Court

AD716

Pernik Administrative Court

AD717

Pleven Administrative Court

AD718

Plovdiv Administrative Court

AD719

Razgrad Administrative Court

AD720

Ruse Administrative Court

AD721

Silistra Administrative Court

AD722

Sliven Administrative Court

AD723

Smolyan Administrative Court

AD724

Stara Zagora Administrative Court

AD725

Targovishte Administrative Court

AD726

Haskovo Administrative Court

AD727

Shumen Administrative Court

AD728

Yambol Administrative Court

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* The Varna and Pleven Military Courts were closed in early 2014. However, these court codes are used in the ECLI of the court decisions published so far.

Table 2 – Case type codes

Code

Case type

01

First-instance civil case

02

First-instance criminal case

03

Notarial case

04

Enforcement case

05

Second-instance civil case

06

Second-instance criminal case

07

Administrative case

08

Company case

09

Commercial case

10

Second-instance commercial case

11

Second-instance company case

Last update: 31/08/2021

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