Introduction

The Constitutional Court has established itself in society as a politically independent body which ensures the supremacy of the Constitution.
Although Constitutional Court decisions which declare unconstitutionality of the laws and bylaws have political implications, the Constitutional Court is not a political court. It would be self-destruction if it decides cases on partisan and not on strictly constitutional and legal grounds.
With their consistent abidance by the Constitution, the decisions of the Bulgarian Constitutional Court have guaranteed the irreversibility of the democratic processes in Bulgaria and the objectives of the Constitution. The Court’s decisions concerning the protection of the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, the separation of powers, the inviolability of private property, free enterprise, the independence of the media, the prohibition of censorship, etc., have elicited positive public and international response.