TENURE

The legal statute of magistrates is based on the principles of independence,  immunity and  tenure. After five years of service, a judge, prosecutor or investigative magistrate gets  a tenure. The purpose of this institute is to guarantee independence of all magistrates in the exercise of their functions. 

After five years of service, an overall evaluation of the magistrates’ performance is made and he/she gets tenure based on a subsequent decision of the Supreme Judicial Council.

At present, BILI has compiled as a pilot initiative profiles of three judges who were about to get a tenure. These judges voluntary took part in the initiative by providing assistance and vast information for the preparation of their profiles. All three judges are working at the Sofia City Administrative Court. You may find the procedure and the prepared profiles here For more details you can reach us at: contacts@judicialprofiles.bg.