Last updated on: 1/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Boris Velchev, PhD Biography

Title:
Prosecutor General of Bulgaria
Position:
Con to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“For me prostitution equals exploitation and I think we could never be sure what is happening behind the doors of these public houses and no one can guarantee me that the women there are not being exploited. For me, if we make prostitution legal by adopting a law this will mean that that there will be a legitimate reason for someone to legally exploit someone else.”

“Precious Thoughts on a Sensitive Bulgarian Subject,” Sofia Echo, Oct. 15, 2007

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Prosecutor General of Bulgaria, 2006-present
  • Chairman of the Legal Council of the President of Bulgaria, 2002-2006
  • Assistant, Senior Assistant, Head Assistant, Associate Professor, and Professor in Criminal Law and International Criminal Law at Sofia University “St. Climent Ohridski,” and Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyrillus and Methodius”
  • Legal Practitioner, 1990
  • Advisor, Legal Department of the Council of Ministers, 1988-1990
  • Member of the Consultative Council on Legislation in the 39th, the 40th National Assembly
  • Chairman of the legal section of the Union of the Scientists
Education:
  • PhD, Law Faculty of the Sofia University “St. Climent Ohridski,” Sofia, 1987
Other:
  • Born on Apr. 26, 1962 in Sofia, Bulgaria