Dr. Martin Gramatikov

Dr. Martin Gramatikov
Overview

Dr. Martin Gramatikov is a leading expert in using empirical legal research in the fields of access to justice, dispute resolution and human rights. He has a law degree and PhD in political science, both from Sofia University. Martin specializes in conducting large scale justice needs studies; measurement of how people perceive justice; and impact evaluations of access to justice and dispute resolution programmes. He develops and implements quantitative and qualitative methodologies for measuring justice as people experience it. His methods, data and findings are widely used to measure the justice gap and the progress towards the UN Sustainable development goals. Martin also works on developing new and enhancing the existing indicators of Rule of Law as well as the application of Big Data concepts in the field of justice.

Dr. Gramatikov managed research projects in more than 40 countries around the world. He worked in Europe, North America, Central and South-East Asia, Africa, MENA and the Pacifics. His work has been used by policy makers and justice providers to improve access to justice as well as by academics. 

Education:

  • PhD in Political science – University of Sofia
  • LLM – University of Sofia

Languages:

  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Russian

Publications
  • 2019, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Fiji, available at: https://bit.ly/2RiTdnl
  • 2019, Martijn Kind, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Morocco, available at: https://bit.ly/35Zo2BO
  • 2019, Kavita Heijstek, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Morocco. Second Wave, available at: https://bit.ly/2P1YAV6
  • 2018, Maurits Barendrecht, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Understanding Justice Needs: The Elephant in the Courtroom, available at https://bit.ly/2FybmIZ
  • 2018, Rodrigo Nunez, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Nigeria, available at: https://bit.ly/2DEAOJo
  • 2018, Martijn Kind, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Bangladesh, available at: https://bit.ly/2X6NLEP
  • 2018, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Kenya: Legal problems in daily life, available at: https://bit.ly/2SAwtRv
  • 2018, Martijn Kind, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Lebanon: Legal problems in daily life, available at: https://bit.ly/2N99irQ
  • 2018, Sam Muller, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs of Syrian refugees: Legal problems in daily life, available at: https://bit.ly/2GIUTRL
  • 2017, Rodrigo Nunez, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Jordan: Legal problems in daily life, available at: https://goo.gl/SGf57u
  • 2017, Kavita Ziemann, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Tunisia: Legal problems in daily life, available at: https://goo.gl/bP1yZY
  • 2016, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs in Ukraine: Legal Problems in Daily Live, available at: https://goo.gl/i45n8D
  • 2015, Martin Gramatikov et. al., Justice Needs  in Indonesia: Problems, Processes and Fairness, available at: https://goo.gl/3dQODq
  • 2013, Martin Gramatikov, Laura van Waas, Conny Rijken, Exploring the interaction between statelessness and human trafficking: Towards a methodology based on Subjective Legal Empowerment theory, Tilburg Law Review (forthcoming)
  • 2012, Gramatikov, Martin and Porter, Robert B. (2012), ‘Dimensions of the Quality of the Outcome of Dispute Resolution Processes’, in Martin Gramatikov (ed.), Costs and Quality of Online Dispute Resolution (Antwerpen: Maklu), 155-72,
  • 2012, Martin Gramatikov, ‘Measuring the Costs of ODR’, in Martin Gramatikov (ed.), Costs and Quality of Online Dispute Resolution (Antwerpen: Maklu), 111-42.
  • 2012, Maurits Barendrecht, Martin Gramatikov, et al. (2012), ‘Towards Basic Justice Care for Everyone. Challenges and Promising Approaches’, (The Hague: Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law), 141.
  • 2011, Martin Gramatikov and Porter, Robert B. (2011), ‘Yes, I Can: Subjective Legal Empowerment’, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy,  (2), 169-99.
  • 2011, Barendrecht Maurits, Stephanie van Gulijk, Martin Gramatikov and Paul Sluijter, De Goede Procesorde in Beeld (Depicting the Reasonable Civil Process), SDU Uitgevers, Den Haag
  • 2011, Martin Gramatikov and Laura Klaming, Getting Divorced Online: Procedural and Outcome Justice in Online Divorce Mediation, Journal of Law and Family Studies, 13,2
  • 2011, 2011, Gramatikov, Martin, Maurits Barendrecht, and Jin Ho Verdonschot,  Measuring the Costs and Quality of Paths to Justice: Contours of a Methodology., Hague Journal of the Rule of Law (forthcoming)
  • 2011,  Gramatikov, M., & Porter, R. B. Yes, I Can: Subjective Legal Empowerment, Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy (forthcoming)
  • 2010, Gramatikov, M., Legal Needs and Justiciable Events in Bulgaria, Open Society Institute, Sofia
  • 2010, Tzankova, I. & Gramatikov, M.,  A critical note on two EU principles: a proceduralist view on the draft
  • 2010, Gramatikov, M., & Verdonschot, J. H. Legal Needs of Vulnerable People: A Study in Azerbaijan, Mali, Rwanda, Egypt and Bangladesh. SSRN eLibrary.
  • 2010, Gramatikov, M., Barendrecht, M., Laxminarayan, M., Verdonschot, J. H., Klaming, L., & Zeeland, C. v. A Handbook for Measuring the Costs and Quality of Access to Justice. Apeldoorn, Antwerpen, Portland: Maklu.
  • 2009, Gramatikov, Martin. A Framework for Measuring the Costs of Access to Justice, The Journal Jurisprudence 2, 111
  • 2009, Gramatikov, Martin. Study on free legal aid in criminal cases in Bulgaria. In E. Rekosh (Ed.), Making legal aid a reality: A resource book for policy makers and civil society (pp. 163-207). Budapest, Hungary: Public Interest Law Institute.
  • 2009, Gramatikov, Martin and Malini Laxminarayan. Weighting Justice: Constructing an Index of Access to Justice: SSRN
  • 2008, Gramatikov, Martin, and Laura Klaming. Justice as Experienced by the User: A Study of the Costs and Quality of a Path to Justice in The Netherlands: SSRN
  • 2007, Methodological Challenges in Measuring Cost and Quality of Access to Justice: SSRN.
  • 2006, Quality and Standards of ex-officio Legal Aid, in Marinova (ed.), Access to Justice: Ex-officio legal aid, Sofia: Open Society Institute
  • 2006, Problem-oriented approach for improvement of the public order and security in the local communities, in Pavlova-Suhachenski (ed.), Community Policing, Sofia: Open Society Institute
  • 2005, Legal Aid Developments in Bulgaria, in Proceedings of 2nd European Forum on Access to Justice, 24-26 February, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2004, Pilot Implementation of Benchmarking in the Commission of Trade and Consumer Protection, in Benchmarking in the Bulgarian Public Sector, Institute for Public Administration and European Integration: Sofia, pp. 51-77 (in Bulgarian)
  • 2004, Mateev Miroslav and Martin Gramatikov, Overview, in Benchmarking in the Bulgarian Public Sector, Institute for Public Administration and European Integration: Sofia, pp. 9-27 (in Bulgarian)

Key Project Experience
Role Project name Client/Donor Year
Project manager and lead author National survey of justice needs in Fiji UNDP 2019
Project manager National survey of justice needs in Kenya World Bank 2018
Project manager and lead author National survey of justice needs in Jordan HiiL Innovating justice 2017
Project manager National survey of justice needs in Lebanon 2017
Project manager and lead author National survey of justice needs in Uganda HiiL Innovating justice 2015
Project manager and lead author National survey of justice needs in Ukraine HiiL Innovating justice 2015
Project manager and lead author National survey of justice needs in Yemen Dutch Embassy in Yemen 2014
Project manager EMCOD – measuring the costs and quality of Online Dispute Resoluton EU DG Justice 2009
Project manager and lead author Development of a methodology for measuring access to justice Tilburg Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Civil Law and Conflict Resolution Systems (TISCO) 2007
Consultant Study on legal needs in Russia Center for International Legal Cooperation – Netherlands 2010
Consultant Multi-country study of justice needs in Eastern Europe, Caucases and Central Asia Open Society Justice Initiative 2009
Key expert Police and ethnic minorities project EU 2007
Project manager and lead author Study of Justice needs in Bulgaria Open Society – Bulgaria 2006