Maria Doichinova

Analyst, Law Program

E-mail Maria Doichinova at: maria.doichinova(at)online(dot)bg ll Hi-res Photo


Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Sciences, St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University, Sofia
Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations, University of National and World Economy, Sofia


Maria Doichinova collects and analyses data within the initiatives and projects of the Centre in the field of human rights and in particular to monitor and combat racism and discrimination, as well as the situation of prisoners in Bulgaria. She has also taken part in the efforts to introduce electronic tools for criminal cases management. By 2007, she was a documentalist at the Information Centre of the Council of Europe where she provided information about its activities and about the European Court of Human Rights. Maria is responsible for CSD’s library and for the preparation of the Centre’s publications. She previously worked as a technical editor and a journalist at AII Data Processing.

Research Focus

Human rights, anti-discrimination, judicial reform, penitentiary reform

Selected publications

Supporting vulnerable groups before the State: The Role of Civil Society Organisations (co-author), Center for the Study of Democracy, 2015

Vulnerable Groups of Prisoners: A Handbook (co-author), Center for the Study of Democracy, 2015

Prison Conditions Monitoring Index: Methodology and Pilot Results (co-author), Center for the Study of Democracy, 2015

Drug policy and drug legislation in South East Europe (co-author), Athens, 2013

E-tools for criminal case management within selected EU Member States, multilingual CD, Center for the Study of Democracy, 2011


English, Russian