UN RAPPORTEUR ON WOMEN'S VIOLENCE
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DEAR MRS. SIMONOVIC,
We appreciate the views and recommendations expressed in the area of protection against domestic violence and violence against women in our country, in your capacity as UN representative on violence against women.
In connection with your statement and recommendations* made to our country, we would like to inform you about the following:
1. The reason for Bulgaria's rejection of the Istanbul Convention is not the mistranslation and misunderstanding of the term "gender". The reason for the rejection of the Convention is the fact that it does not comply with the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Here's what part of the Constitutional Court decision №13 of July 27, 2018** states in connection to that: