Dilyana Giteva works as an executive board member of the Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights. Prior to this, she was Legal Defense Program Director at the Human Rights Project in Sophia.
The Human Rights Project, established in 1992, monitors Roma rights in Bulgaria and provides legal defense for Roma victims of human rights violations, including ethnically motivated violence, police brutality and discriminatory treatment. As a lawyer, Dilyana assisted the legal defense in numerous such cases. She was also a member of the working group on drafting the Bulgarian anti-discrimination act. As a PILnet International Fellow, Dilyana worked on the development of a litigation strategy to address the issue of ethnic discrimination in education. Upon returning to Bulgaria, Dilyana worked on cases to address the issue of race/ethnic discrimination in education and other areas of social life.