Dimitar Markov

Dimitar Markov

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 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 protection of victims’ rights and the fight against organised crime and corruption. Dimitar Markov is coordinating the work of CSD as a national focal point for Bulgaria of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s research network, previously known as the Racism and Discrimination Network (RAXEN) and currently operating under the name of FRANET. He is also responsible for the contributions of CSD as a member of the Rights, Equality and Diversity Network (RED Network). In the field of prisons and prisoners’ rights Dimitar Markov has done research on the treatment of vulnerable groups of prisoners, alternatives to imprisonment and the situation of drug users in prison. He has also coordinated the development of the Prison Conditions Monitoring Index (PCMI) – a system of indicators for assessing the conditions in penitentiary facilities.