Hristo Ivanov is a Bulgarian politician, lawyer and former Minister of Justice and Vice Prime Minister of Bulgaria between August and November 2014. After attending the Sofia University he graduated in law. He specialised in Fulbright/Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, Washington College of Law, in Washington DC, in national security law and in procedures of legal appointments in the USA.
Ivanov has worked as a coordinator of projects in the fields of the legislative and the judicial reform in the framework of the Rule of Law Initiative of the American Bar Association. He worked as a Program Director of the Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives Foundation, where he coordinated projects in the field of legal reform, prevention of corruption and establishing rule of law.
On August 6th, 2014 he was appointed as a caretaker Vice Prime Minister for Justice, Internal Affairs and caretaker Minister of Justice of Bulgaria.
Hristo Ivanov resigned as a Minister of Justice on December 9th, 2015 when the radical judicial reform he proposed, was not approved by the Parliament.
On December 9th, 2016 he announced the creation of a new political project, whose start was at the conference „We talk about Bulgaria“. A month later he was one of the founders of the political party Movement Yes, Bulgaria.
Hristo has dedicated all his career to the cause of just legal system in Bulgaria – since 1996 he coordinated numerous projects in the field of judicial reform, prevention of corruption and establishing rule of law. He was the first Minister of Justice who initiated disciplinary procedures against magistrates for misconduct – addressing the cases of „Yanevagate“, prosecutor Betsova and others.
Hristo Ivanov was born in 1974 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is married, with two children.