Pencho Stoyanov PENEV

Born on July 7, 1947 in Kyustendil. Married, has two sons.

Completed high school in Kyustendil 1965. Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1970. Ph.D. in Law 1983. Junior judge and regional judge in Sofia District Court 1971-76. Regional judge in Sofia Regional Court 1976-82. Judge and deputy chair of Sofia District Court 1982-83. Chief of section "Legal Problems of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance" at the Ministry of Justice 1983-90.

Not affiliated with any party. Has a frozen membership in the Arbitrary Court of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. MP (elected in Kyustendil) in the 7th Grand National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of BSP). Minister of Internal Affairs 1990. Minister of Justice Dec.1990-Oct.1991. Judge in the Constitutional Court since 1991 - elected from the Parliament's quota.

Publications: a monograph and 20 scientific articles in the field of civil and contractual law.

Leisure interests: literature.