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Bulgaria: Thousands of Trial Records Go Open

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Bulgaria, Development, Digital Activism, Governance, Law, Technology

The Bulgarian section of the Open Knowledge Foundation announced [1] [bg] the release of 580,049 court decisions and 607,656 additional documents, including motives. Although all those are already publicly accessible in the courts and some of them are browsable in a digital format on the Ministry of Justice website, there was a serious need of improving the organization and accessibility of this paper glut. Thus, the data are divided into two parts: raw materials and metadata. All of it [2] [bg] is in turn ready for data mining and more complete analysis.