A Roma human rights organization called Nadejda (Hope) (January 1996 - October 1998) [BGR30196.E]

A 6 September 1998 Reuters article states that Nadejda (Hope) is one of the eight privatisation funds fined by the Bulgaria' Securities and Stock Exchanges Commission (SSEC) for "using misleading information in their advertising campaigns aimed at attracting more subscribers to their funds." Additional information on Nadejda in Bulgaria could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Reuters. 6 September 1996. BC Cycle. "Bulgaria Sanctions Funds For Misleading Adverts." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. 1997, 1998.

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Interent, NEXIS/LEXIS, REFWORLD, WNC.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1997, 1998.

International Federation for Human Rights Annual Report. 1997, 1998.

Minority Rights Group International Report [London]. March 1997.

Profession: Prisoner: Roma in Detention in Bulgaria. European Roma Rights Centre: Budapest. December 1997.

The Roma/Gypsies of Europe: A Persecuted People. Institute for Jewish Policy Research: London. December 1996.

The Roma of Central and Eastern Europe: Legal Remedies or Instability. OSCE: Warsaw. May 1996.

Roma Rights [Budapest]. Fall 1996 - Winter 1998.

Transition [Prague]. January 1996 - August 1998.

Uncaptive Minds [Washington]. Winter 1996 - Fall 1997.

Three oral sources contacted did not provide informatin on the requested topic.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact other oral sources.