Hello! My name is Radosveta Vassileva. I am a legal scholar and social advocate. I had always thought that I would start a blog about my research in private and commercial law, but the disturbing developments in Bulgaria made me develop a second research interest in the rule of law and human rights. The purpose of my blog is to raise awareness of the rampant corruption and inadmissible violations of human rights in my native country of Bulgaria (and not only) since the EU Commission has abdicated from its obligation to serve as the Guardian of the Treaties. My own family has been subjected to unprecedented abuse by Bulgaria’s government.
In addition to maintaining my blog, on occasion I publish articles in various media, such as the Verfassungsblog, New Eastern Europe, the EUobserver, Euronews, The Brussels Times, etc. I have been quoted by Politico, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Carnegie Europe, Open Democracy, Emerging Europe, Der Standard (Austria), Suomen Kuvalehti (Finland), Espresso (Portugal), Gazeta Prawna (Poland), and others.
Short biography: PhD in Law, University College London (2016); LLM in Economic Law, Sciences Po Paris (2009); LLM in Global Business Law, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2009); BA in International Relations, Tufts University, USA (2007)
For a collection of all my blog posts, visit: https://radosvetavassileva.blog/archives/
For references to other work, see my academic profiles:
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I am also campaigning for an application against corrupt Bulgarian officials under the US Magnitsky Act, which sanctions corrupt foreign officials implicated in human rights abuses. You can learn more and/or support the cause here: my petition in support of Tzvetan Vassilev’s application under the US Magnitsky Act here.