The Commission on Pardons is a body that supports the Vice President of the Republic, on whom the President devolved the exercise of the functions within art. 98, item 11 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Commission has an advisory role and prepares expert opinions. In its work, it is guided by the opinions of legal advice to the President on pardons policy. The Commission has to prepare a reasoned proposal for each specific request for clemency. The compliance of the work of the Commission with the law is subject to public scrutiny. Representatives of non-governmental human rights organisations may be invited to participate in its meetings, but without the right to vote.