Dimitar Bonev GOCHEV

Born on Feb. 27, 1936 in Sofia. Married, has one daughter.

Completed high school in Sofia 1953. Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1959. Worked in "Gramada"-Sofia 1953-57. Trainee-attorney in Sofia 1960-61. Worked in the Regional Building Organization in Sofia 1961-63. Legal advisor in TKZS (Land Cooperative) in the village of Dolna Dikanya 1963-66. Umpire in the Sofia City State Court of Arbitration 1966-90. Member-judge of the European Court for Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, since 1992. Member of the Bulgarian Tourist Union. Member of the association "Friends of the Mountain Song".

Not affiliated with any party. Judge in the Supreme Court 1990-94. Judge in the Constitutional Court since 1994 - elected from the Parliament quota.

Leisure interests: music, hiking, skiing.