Name Hristo Ivanov
|Role Bulgarian Politician|
|Born 13 September 1974 (age 41)
Sofia, Bulgaria (1974-09-13) |
Profession Bulgarian Politician, Lawyer
Hristo ivanov bulgarian minister of justice
Hristo Lyubomirov Ivanov (Bulgarian: Христо Любомиров Иванов; born 13 September 1974) is a Bulgarian politician and lawyer, who served as Minister of Justice in the Second Borisov Cabinet before resigning on December 9, 2015. He also served as deputy prime minister and justice minister in the transitional government of Georgi Bliznashki between August 6 and November 7, 2014. He resigned as Minister of Justice after the Bulgarian parliament passed a censure on the planned justice reform. In early 2017 he founded the Yes, Bulgaria! political party.
Ivanov has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Sofia (St. Kliment Ohridski). He has specialized in US National Security Law and Judicial Appointments Procedures at the American University's Washington College of Law through the Fulbright/Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program.
Between 1996 and 2002, he worked as a coordinator of legal and justice reform projects under the Initiative for Rule of Law at the American Bar Association.
Between 2002 and 2006, he worked as an independent consultant for various international institutions and private clients on projects related to the evaluation of legislations and imposing the rule of law.
Between 2006 and 2014, Ivanov was Program Director at the Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives, where he led projects related to the judicial reform, the prevention of corruption and imposing the rule of law.
He was registered as a lawyer in 2002.
In December 2016, Ivanov announced his intention to create a new political party called "Yes, Bulgaria!" (Да, България!) under the slogan "Let's get political!". In a bid to promote the new political entity, he initiated a series of meetings entitled "Is there a Bulgarian dream? Talks about Bulgaria".
Hristo Ivanov was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for justice, internal affairs and security, as well as Justice Minister in the transitional government of Georgi Bliznashki. After the transitional cabinet's term expired, Ivanov was appointed as Justice Minister in the Second Borisov Cabinet on November 8, 2014. He resigned on December 9, 2015 after disagreements with Boyko Borisov over Ivanov's proposed justice reform plan.
Hristo Ivanov is married and has two sons. He maintains an active Facebook page.