Velko VALKANOV Ivanov


Born on Nov. 16, 1927 in Elhovo, Burgas district. Not married.

Graduated in Law from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Ph.D. in Law from Leipzig University, Germany. Attorney. Collaborator to the Legislative Council in the Ministry of Justice. Senior research associate of criminal law at the Institute for the State and Law of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1981-88. Member of the Executive Bureau and spokesperson of the Committee on Human Rights. Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights. Chairman of the Bulgarian Antifascist Union. Chairman of the international foundation "Georgi Dimitrov".

Not affiliated with any party. MP (elected in Sofia) in the 7th Grand National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of BSP). First deputy chair of the Parliamentary Group of BSP in the 7th Grand National Assembly. Deputy chair of the Legislative Commission in the 7th Grand National Assembly. MP (elected in Varna) in the 36th National Assembly (Parliamentary Union for Social Democracy). Independent candidate for president backed by BSP in the Jan. 1992 presidential elections. MP (elected in Sofia) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left). Chair of the Committee on Human Rights and Religion in the 37th National Assembly.

Publications: 7 monographs and 60 scientific articles.