Prof. Dr. DIANA KOVATCHEVA
Graduated in Law at the Faculty of Law of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, 1998
Master of Law of the European Union (Faculty of Law, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski").
Master of European Union Law and Judicial System, University of Nancy II, France.
Doctor of International Law and International Relations
Professor of International Law and International Relations
Languages: English, French and Russian
Research Associate at the Institute of Legal Sciences, BAS (2000-2001; since 2013)
Director of Transparency International - Bulgaria (2002 - 2011);
Minister of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria (2011 - 2013);
Deputy Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria (since 2016);
Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of National and World Economy
Awards and distinctions
Holder of the Order of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the British Empire
In 2014, Diana Kovacheva was awarded by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Order of the British Empire for her contribution to and anti-corruption and her efforts for a transparent and efficient judiciary.
Author of a number of articles and the following monographs on international law:
"Anti-corruption. International Legal Aspects” (2016)
“The International Criminal Court, Establishment and Complementary Jurisdiction” (2017).
"The individual in international law. Legal personality of individuals in the context of international human rights law and international humanitarian law” (2018)