National judicial procedures protecting witnesses from identification – witness protection


Bulgaria - Criminal Procedure Code 2006 (2011) EN

Part two.

Chapter thirteen.

Section II.
Voice Proofs

Art. 123. (1) The prosecutor, the reporting judge or the court, on the witness’ request or with the latter’s consent shall take measures to protect him/her, where there are sufficient reasons to presume that, as a result of testifying, there has arisen or may arise a real danger for the life, health or property of the witness, of his or her ascendants, descendants, brothers, sisters, spouse or of persons that he/she is in particularly close relations with.

(2) The protection of the witness shall be temporary and shall be achieved through:
1. providing personal physical guarding by the bodies of the Ministry of Interior.
2. keeping secret his/her identity;

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(j) The protection of victims and witnesses and the preservation of evidence;