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Dimitar Markov

Director
Law Program

Education

Master’s Degree in Law, specialization in Administration of Justice, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia

Biography

Dimitar Markov works in the fields of human rights, criminal law and judicial reform. He has assisted CSD’s task force on introducing the ombudsman institution to Bulgaria doing research on the foreign and international legislation in this area and coordinating the web-based Ombudsman Information Network launched in 2002. He is member of CSD’s task forces on electronic signature and on registration reform and has worked on the Law on the Electronic Document and the Electronic Signature, the Law on the Commercial Register and legal commentaries on the two laws. In the field of judicial reform Dimitar Markov has assisted the development of the Program for Judicial Reform (1999) and the Judicial Anti-Corruption Program (2003). He is involved in the research on the use of information technologies for judicial case management and in the elaboration of indicators for measuring public confidence in criminal justice. He has also done studies on the legal framework of cybercrime, the rights of prisoners, the protection of victims of crime and the fight against organized crime. In the period 2006-2011 he has coordinated the work of CSD as a National Focal Point of the Racism and Discrimination Network (RAXEN) of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and since 2011 is responsible for the activities of the CSD as a member of the Rights, Equality and Diversity (RED) Network.

Research Focus 

Criminal law and procedure, human rights, judicial reform, cybercrime, legal framework of information technologies.

Selected Publications

Factors Affecting the Social Status of Suspects and Accused (co-author). Sofia: Center for the
Study of Democracy, 2018, ISBN: 978-954-477-334-2.

The Legal Framework of Registers of Non-profit Organisations: Assessment and Proposals for
Change (co-author). Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2016, ISBN: 978-954-477-262-8. 

Drug users in prison: Norway's experience and Bulgaria's challenges (co-author). Sofia: Center for the Study of Democracy, 2016, ISBN: 978-954-477-268-0.

Languages

English, Русский

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