Ms. Verginia Micheva-Ruseva

Ms Verginia Micheva-Ruseva graduated from Sofia University, Bulgaria with a Magister in Law in 1995 and she passed the Bulgarian State Examination for judicial posts in December, 1995. She also completed various legal courses, including human rights law courses for which she was awarded certificates.

She has served as a judge during her entire fifteen year professional career. She commenced her judicial career as a junior judge, she subsequently served as a Municipal Court judge for eight years and she was then appointed as a District Court judge by the High Judicial Council at her home town.

Ms. Micheva-Ruseva dealt with civil law and criminal law cases, including violations of human rights in cases of unlawful discrimination, discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual harassment, access to personal information, disclosure of information and remedies, confiscation of assets, etc. at both the Municipal Court and the District Court level.

 In addition to her human rights studies during her Master’s Degree, she completed numerous courses on the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) and its Protocols and studied the case law of the European Court of Human Rights as a young judge.  

She was granted extraordinary leave by her national court in September 2008 when she was appointed to serve as a civil judge at District Court level with the EULEX Mission in Kosovo.

Ms. Micheva-Ruseva was appointed as a substitute member of the EULEX Human Rights Review Panel by the EULEX Head of Mission on 6 July, 2011.

Other Members
Ms. Magda Mierzewska, Member, Chairperson
Mr. Guénaël Mettraux, Member
Ms. Katja Dominik, Substitute Member